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Name: Keith Adams
Title: Pastor & Leader
Organisation: Remnant New Zealand
I have been in leadership both in the Church & in business over the past 45 years
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Disappointment in that people promise to do things And either don’t do it or keep putting it off
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I started in Boy Scouts as a patrol leader My father was a leader so I believe I got the natural ability from him Ever since I have taken it been asked to take up leadership roles up to this present day
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I am weekly task oriented with a to do list with priorities of importance I set in times for each area including rest & relaxation
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
As a leader people you have to confront issues However I have changed my approach in that I come across on a very humble way Which I’ve found the response is less heated & basically I swallow my pride & stop defending
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
I don’t think there’s one book except the Bible that has impacted me more Looking at leadership of Jesus & men in the Bible who I learn how to response motivate & lead others
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Use your strengths & realise you are not infallible & that you have weaknesses Find others to take those roles off you & give them space to excercise them
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Seeing one of my mentors taking up their gifted leadership role because of the impact I had made on them There’s nothing better than seeing others develop their skills & that you have been a part of it