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Content Is Only As Good As Your Context

Content Is Only As Good As Your Context

“It’s lonely at the top.” 

But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it shouldn’t be. 

Leaders of all kinds have bought the lie that leadership is a solo sport, and they must be strong for whoever they’re leading. That kind of thinking may leave a leader feeling invincible in the short term, but in the long run, it will leave the leader depleted, distressed, and even depressed. 

That’s a problem. 

We Love Great Content

The good news is, there are plenty of leadership resources and information on the internet to help you develop as a leader and even feel less lonely. There are scads of books, courses, videos, and blogs. The internet is an ocean of information, and nearly all the information in the world is literally at our fingertips at all hours of the day and night. 

This is helpful; we’re not at a loss for content or help for leaders. 

In the Christian Leadership Mashup, we utilize content and book summaries from readitfor.me. We interact with the content there from a variety of authors and organizations. These book summaries are helpful because they gather the main points from some of the best leadership and business books and condense them into an illustrated video. We believe in great content. 

But we also believe in great context. Because without the right context, the content can only take us so far. 

Powerful Context

The context we’re talking about isn’t the room you’re sitting in or the background music you’re listening to or even your life story. The context we’re talking about is the who—the people you’re experiencing the content with. 

Who’s with you experiencing the same content? Who are you able to discuss it with, bounce ideas off of, and brainstorm about how the content can help you in your life and goals? 

The people in your context are helpful because they bring different perspectives, experiences, and ideas to your discussion. The broader your context, the bigger your ideas and goals and perspectives can grow. Others’ perspectives can push you to evaluate your convictions and assumptions and make any adjustments to your beliefs. You can learn exponentially more when you learn with people than when you process content by yourself. 

Content can only take you so far. The context—the relationships you’re building to help you along in the process—that’s what’s going to launch you into the next level. 

That’s why the Christian Leadership Mashup™ exists—to provide you with a context in which to digest the content.

Divine Context

We believe in great content and powerful context. But we also believe in divine context. 

But the people in your life are not the only important relationships of your context. The Holy Spirit is a critical part of your context. 

When you invite the Holy Spirit into your context, He helps you in a variety of ways. The Holy Spirit guides you to the right content, helps you understand the content, and gives you insight into how that content can be utilized in your situation and goals. He may even confirm or pushback on what you may be hearing from the content or the people around you. 

So, at every gathering of the Christian Leadership Mashup™, before we do anything, we pray and invite the Holy Spirit into our context. Anyone, from all backgrounds and faiths, are welcome in the CLM action classes, and can choose whether or not they want to pray with us. But as a group, we make it a priority to intentionally invite and welcome the Holy Spirit into the context.

So it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. If you’re feeling lonely, that’s your cue that it’s time to find and curate an effective, living, breathing, and even divine context. 

Because your content is only as good as your context. 

Check out the Christian Leadership Mashup™ to develop both your content AND your context. Sign up today — your first week is free!