The Character Matrix

On Sunday I had a chance to share about the Character Matrix at our Gateway Leaders at the Central & South Leadership Community.  I first learned of the Character Matrix when Matt Burtch wrote it out on a scrap piece of paper for me in 1996.  Now the principles have been explained in a book called Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul by Erwin McManus. (The version for men’s groups that Rick Yamamoto and I helped Erwin write can be found here).

Below is a re-post of some these transformational principles as presented in a workshop called “Moving People from Brokenness to Wholeness.”

Listen to the Audio from a Teleseminar Here

One of the three journeys moves us from Pride to Courage:

Pride (thinking about yourself)

Humility (committed to follow and serve)

Integrity (able to be trusted with followers)

Courage (not the absence of fear but the absence of self)

In the course of the conversation with our leaders, it became apparent that some of the time our struggle comes from trying to move from Pride to Courage without going through the process of becoming a person of humility and a person of integrity. Character development takes effort!

During the teleseminar I mentioned the “Elemental Survey.  Take a look: elemental-survey.pdf

What are some of your favorite books on life-transformation?

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  • scott

    this changed my life in 2005 … keep it up Eric!!

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