How to improve your discernment as a leader. – Get quiet and read Scripture.- If you can see root issues of problems, you can solve those them.- Analyze your successes – What worked?- Choose leaders you admire and study how they think.- Listen to your gut.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others . . . it is the only thing. Part of creating an appealing climate is modeling leadership.People emulate what they see modeled. Positive model – positive response. Negative model – negative response. What leaders do, the potential leaders around them do. What they value, their people value. Leaders set the tone.Leaders cannot […]
Times of failure not only reveal our true character, but also present opportunities for significant lessons. Our willingness to take responsibility for our actions or past is a demonstration of deep character. Our attempt to hide failures, blame others, or run from God only put us in a deeper mess.
You need to love people before you see the best in them. One of the most effective ways to see the best in others is to expect the best and actually look for the good instead of the bad, we’re seeing in them. People generally rise to meet our level of expectations.WHAT DO YOU SEE IN OTHERS?
We submit to leaders not because the person deserves it, but because the office deserves it and God decrees it. Follower are to submit to God-given authority, trust God to accomplish His purpose, not to quit or become divisive. The Leader: should exercise authority with wisdom & caution, recognize that no human controls all of life, Lead […]
Leaders are responsible for finding good models to emulate. Questions to ask before choosing a model to follow:- Does my model’s life deserve a following?- Does my model’s life have a following? – Does my model reproduce other leaders? – Is my model’s strength reproducible in my life?- A personal mentor is different from a role model
Confidence is the basis from which leadership grows. Trying to teach leadership without first building confidence is like building a house on a foundation of sand. It may have a nice coat of paint, but it is ultimately shaky at best. Leadership is about having the confidence to make decisions. If someone is afraid to make […]
Leadership should not be separated from relationships. People will not follow you just because of your position or knowledge alone. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. We cannot separate leadership from relationships. So leaders should avoid hypocrisy, be loyal to colleagues, be hospitable, return good for evil, treat everyone […]
Unless God remains at the center of your efforts, you labor in vain.Whether we lead in the military, in construction, or sit behind a desk, we cannot fight, build, or plan well enough to gain anything permanent.Smart leaders not only include God in their strategy, they place Him at its center.