Here are four ways LeadingLDS hopes to enhance the leadership skills of its listeners and readers:
1. Share and gather the best ideas of leadership related to the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2. Pinpoint secular leadership research and training resources that have proven to enhance tactics of human motivation, teaching, public speaking, communication, and personal development.
Volumes of truth have been discovered in secular studies that have improved leadership skills in other arenas. Discussing these truths as they relate to problems LDS leaders face have the potential to improve personal leadership skills in the LDS context.
There are also many training programs and resources that have heightened leadership ability across the world. It is part of LeadingLDS’s mission to make these resources available to volunteer leaders at no cost.
While seeking after truth in secular research and training, LeadingLDS recognizes the highest level of leadership development is found in the understanding and application of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.
3. Celebrate the importance of governing priesthood keys, spiritual inspiration, and living prophets that are sacred sources of divine leadership.
Any solution discussed on LeadingLDS, whether from secular research or personal experience, is not meant to supersede prompting from the Holy Ghost or direction from general authorities representing the LDS Church. Tactics and opinions found on LeadingLDS are meant to help a leader effectively implement impressions from the Holy Ghost.
4. Create a respectful relationship between the LDS Church and LeadingLDS as an independent resource to enhancing leadership ability and in the long run further establish the Kingdom of God on the earth.
In short, LeadingLDS is striving to enhance better leadership skills in the LDS Church, or any other volunteer organization, in order to more effectively build the Kingdom of God on the earth.
A few other items you should know about LeadingLDS…
Is LeadingLDS an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
How is the content selected for LeadingLDS?
LeadingLDS takes every steps possible to ensure that any content (both written or spoken) are from individuals who have similar intentions to enhance the leadership ability of those volunteer leaders in the LDS Church.
For those not familiar with the LDS Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is run on a lay ministry. Those that lead the congregations and groups within the church are everyday people that had no idea or ambition to obtain such a responsibility. Most that lead in the church have no formal training. Church callings or responsibilities last for a few month or many years. Many that serve have a full-time career and a families to nurture while also giving time to leading individuals in the LDS church. This site is not sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. To learn more about the basic beliefs of the LDS church please visit www.mormon.org or www.lds.org
The Creator of LeadingLDS
Kurt Francom currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with is his lovely wife Alanna. They are blessed to have a little girl and baby boy. Kurt works as the Director of Sales & Marketing for FiddlerStudios. He enjoys drawing caricatures and editorial cartoons, basketball, reading, and college football. Kurt has served as a full-time missionary (California Sacramento), an elder quorum president, executive secretary, bishopric counselor, high priest group leader, bishop and currently serves as the 1st counselor in his stake presidency.
Check out the podcast episode featuring Kurt Francom where he talks about how he leads and the future of LeadingLDS.