4 Habits that Develop Credibility as a Trainer

In 1987 I choose to go to Dallas Theological Seminary based on one thing- I wanted to sit under the teaching of Dr. Howard Hendricks. In this video I share 4 habits we can develop that will help elevate our level of credibility with those we mentor, teach or train.

If you’re trying to develop leaders for your leadership pipeline these four habits will help you stay fresh and teach with passion, which will increase your credibility.

Habit #1 – 2:00 – Position yourself as a learner

Habit #2 – 3:02 – Always carry a learning journal

Habit #3 – 4:34 – Always be growing in your area of expertise

Habit #4 – 6:30 – Always teach the freshest things your learning

Discussion Questions: Share the link to this video with your team and schedule a time to discuss the following questions. LINK: https://youtu.be/dr0knhlv9f4

Q1 Who is a teacher, trainer or mentor you were excited to learn from? What was it that excited you to learn from them?

Q2 What do you look for in those you want to learn from?

Q3 What are other habits a trainer can develop that will help them build or maintain high levels of credibility?

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Mac Lake

Mac Lake

Mac is a pioneering influence in the church planting movement. In 1997, he planted Carolina Forest Community Church (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). In 2004, he began serving as Leadership Development Pastor at Seacoast Church (Charleston, South Carolina) where he served for over six years. In July 2010, Mac Lake joined with West Ridge Church to become the Visionary Architect for the LAUNCH Network. In 2015 Mac begin working with Will Mancini and Auxano to develop the Leadership Pipeline process. He joined Auxano full time in 2018. Mac and his wife, Cindy, live in Charleston, South Carolina and have three children, Brandon, Jordan and Brianna.

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