Just a few thoughts on leadership as I take a brief break from writing.
- Priorities are best consistently demonstrated, not simply mandated.
- Credibility is best earned through consistent integrity and wisdom, not simply through a grocery list of accomplishments.
- The Apostle Paul said, “Do as I do” (1 Cor. 11:1). Why do so many leaders today say, “Do as I say, and not as I do?”
- Working without expectation of recognition must be exemplified from the highest levels. You know, like Jesus did (Philippians 2:1-18).
- Leadership is not strictly contingent on position. Rather, it hinges on demonstrated behaviors which call others to follow in a shared preferred direction. Perhaps it is best illustrated through the infant who was born and lived in obscurity, served briefly, yet selflessly in public in the midst of severe clerical opposition, so that he may soon return in glory for those who have believed and called on his name.