Daily Word for Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I once read a statement that distinguished between a boss and a leader. The statement went as follows:
“A boss creates fear; a leader creates confidence. Bossism creates resentment; leadership breeds enthusiasm. A boss says, “I” while a leader says, “we.” A boss fixes blame; a leader fixes mistakes. A boss knows how; a leader shows how. Bossism makes work drudgery; leadership makes work interesting. A boss relies on authority; a leader relies on cooperation. A boss drives; a leader leads.”
We all want to be good leaders. So what will help us accomplish that goal?
Consider the following 3 points:
1. Never ever abandon your faith.
• For some, faith is the first thing to go.
• Leaders have more than fair-weather faith.
2 Corinthians 5:7 – For we walk by faith, not by sight.
1 John 5:4 – For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
2. Lead out loud.
• Speak with encouragement
• Speak with conviction.
• Speak with authority.
Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
3. Be honest about what’s ahead.
• Be revealing versus concealing.
• The road to success is filled with difficulty and challenges.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 – But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
Today, meditate on these skill-developing concepts and invite the Holy Spirit to aid you in incorporating them in your leadership strategies.