The Goal of a Leader

I read this blog by a pastor friend, Perry Noble, and thought I would share with everyone on my blog! Great read for leaders!!!

Just some thoughts I’ve been thinking lately…

  • The goal of a leader isn’t to keep people happy but to keep people moving, which often times makes them not happy!
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to get something out of people but rather to invest in them!
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to DO all of the work, but to DELEGATE the work to the right people who can do it better than them anyway.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to merely identify problems but rather to initiate the solution to the problems.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to declare what he is against but rather define what he is for.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to fight but to figure out how to learn from those who have different opinions…and are actually willing to sit down and, in love, talk about the issues.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to be perfect but rather to give his best effort, knowing that he falls incredibly short unless God is involved.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to model perfection but rather to admit weaknesses, mistakes and shortcomings.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to solve every problem but rather to seek the counsel of those who know how to fix the problem.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to tear down but rather to build up.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to avoid tough conversations and situations but rather to take them head on with both conviction and compassion!
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to wish for more time but rather to use his time wisely.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to make excuses but rather to make progress.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to get bitter but to get better when faced with an “opportunity for improvement.”
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to be envious but rather to be a student of all that God is blessing.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to be secluded but rather to surround himself with the right time.
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to be original but rather to understand that there really is nothing new under the sun!
  • The goal of a leader isn’t to restrain the people he works with but rather to figure out how to UNLEASH them!

Just a few goals I am working on personally!  🙂

 

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