A few more thoughts on leadership…

I have to admit, there are people, usually pastors, who speak into my life personally and through blog discussions that I read that impact me and my life greatly. In some of these posts, I will share some information and challenges that I have acquired through some of those relationships. We all learn from somebody… Who you learning and growing from?

THE BLINDSIDES OF A LEADER…

1. They want to be liked more than they want to lead: This doesn’t mean being a jerk; it means you lead and make decisions led by the Holy Spirit even when it’s not popular. It means everybody you lead may not understand or like every decision that you need to make, but you are still willing to do what’s best for the organization in spite of not being popular.

2. They don’t see potential problems quickly: Many leaders are always in a jam and solving a problem that could have been avoided. Mole hills often times turn into mountains if left unchecked, but many leaders think they will just disappear on their own. If you want to waste a lot of time, constantly let potential problems turn into big problems by doing nothing.

3. They don’t lead strong on the front end: If a leader leads weak on the front end, there is always a mess to clean up on the back end. I have learned that I would rather start off a little more firm when leading a person and loosen up, than start loose and then have to firm up. If you give some people an inch, they will take mile, and now you have a dilemma on your hands.

Leaders lead! So if you are a leader, begin Leading!!!

 

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