How do you make changes and spark momentum in your organization? One word – catalysts. Catalysts bring new ideas and changes that ignite others towards your mission. Without the compelling vision and energy of a catalyst, momentum will decline. However, not every leader is gifted with being a catalyst. If you aren’t, you need to make sure you have at least a few catalysts around you and lead them in such way that their talent is captured for the good of your organization.
Catalysts possess at least some of the following characteristics:
1. They generate new initiatives.
2. The see something that others have not yet seen.
3. They take an existing seed and grow it into a forest.
4. They energize people to give and to serve.
5. They communicate with passion and story.
6. They attract talented staff.
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.Ed in Instructional Systems Design and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.