Junior deSouza

Leadership

In the last few years Junior has been increasingly sought for leadership training. While many of these are ministerial or church-related, he has also helped communicators, sports coaches, developing business leaders, even teachers and doctoral candidates, in some of the most nuanced and often overlooked ways.  

When doing multi-person leadership development, Junior loves to use small "Mount of Olives" home meetings. These relaxed, candid environments compel leaders to ask questions, share freely, dialogue in-depth, develop interleader intimacy, and practice their gifted craft in a nurturant, but guided, environment. Individualized follow-up spins off naturally and supernaturally from these profoundly productive meetings. See below for a few pictures from these equipping times.

A growing number of leaders have expressed interest in a regular quote, or brief commentary or devotional, from Junior on leadership. In response, this page is for you! (All content here and sitewide is the intellectual and copyright property of JDM. All rights reserved.)

(4/26)  On Mirror-Hunger & Ideal-Hunger:

Do you see the group or individuals you lead as real and felt extensions of yourself, as your Mini-Me? Do you invest superfluous happiness in their success, and superfluous sorrow in their failure or struggle? We should care sincerely and invest our hearts in our leadership cause, but we cannot overinvest and try to create a Mini-Me. Beware this "hunger for a mirror" to reaffirm your self-esteem or medicate broken places inside you.
     Adding to the temptation, some or many of your followers "hunger for an ideal", propping you up as a transcendent figure or exemplar of whatever they feel they lack (power, beauty, intelligence, privilege, etc.). When ideal-hunger and mirror-hunger meet unmitigated, dangerous movements form and hubris-nemesis leaders emerge. You cannot control people's ideal-hunger, but you can control and be sanctified of your mirror-hunger. Keep cleansing and maturing your internal world, and maintain clear limits of what your followers can expect of you.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC