If the decisions we make at home aren’t giving us good results, what makes us think we’ll have different results leading an organization?
Jesus sets the tone for great leadership by showing his disciples how to serve others. This Man who knows he has authority over everyone starts at the lowest place by washing his students’ dirty feet.
One of my greatest fears as I lead is that I will misjudge a situation and make a decision around my flawed or partial understanding, thus harming a person or our organization.
When we become angry with someone, we give up our ability to influence them. As soon as we lose the strength of our influence, we become ineffective as leaders. Leaders need thick skin, soft hearts, and the ability to quickly move past or overlook wrongs and mistakes.
The devil doesn’t leave me alone when I’m already overwhelmed. Quite the contrary—he’s out to destroy me! Sure he backs off, but only to prepare his next assault.
Leadership is a sacred trust, given from God. From time to time, leaders face tough decisions. We can choose to try to please people, which is cowardice. Or we can choose to bring justice and hope, no matter the cost.
Wait to receive power from him. Don’t run ahead, or you will run on your own power, wear yourself out, and come up short for the people you’re helping. This is one sure path to burnout.
Jesus isn’t a bunch of pieces with conflicting purposes. Since Jesus is our common purpose, then we focus on what he wants us to accomplish, and things are so much simpler. This principal applies in every area of life.