[podcast]http://www.davegilpin.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/How to have a Critical Spirit.mp3[/podcast]

Duration: 18 minutes

This is the secret of great leadership. Why is it, that one word of criticism is never eradicated by a hundred words of praise? Dave Gilpin looks at the issue of criticism to work out why criticism is so powerful and how leaders and pastors can become better critics.

Everyone needs a critic. Someone who criticises what you say and do. Without it, you create the first 3 episodes of the ‘Idol’ franchise where a fatherless generation sing their hearts out without any self awareness that they can’t actually sing. A result of belief without direction – a river without banks. Without it, you create a church where everyone sees themselves on the leader’s team, where no one has the right to close down their use of the gifts and where all things are possible to those who only think they believe. Anything goes.