Lessons In Leadership
One thing about Mom was she never minded getting her hands dirty. I’m like her in that way; if I walk down a hall at work and see garbage on the floor, I pick it up. If I see boxes that need to be moved or supplies that need to be distributed – I chip in to get people what will help them be efficient, productive, and happy. Leadership is more than simply telling others what to do.
Walk The Walk
Effective leaders, lead by example. Leaders need to be willing to chip in if they want to create a collaborative work environment. It works the, same way at home. Do what I say and not what I do never works with kids.
Matthew 20:26 – But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.
Talk The Talk
We’ve all heard the saying you get more flies with honey… That’s true on a general level as well. Treating people with kindness and being respectful to them simply because they are human is essential. Realizing that we can learn something from every single person we come in contact with is another mark of good leadership. Good leaders don’t look to lord their position over others, they humbly work toward making a better environment for everyone in their charge. Good Leaders Learn!
Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Great leaders lift others up. Be your employees’ biggest cheerleader! There is nothing that exhibits confident leadership more than lifting others – shining a spotlight on their achievements, displaying them as a good example, and catching them doing good.
Philippians 2:3-4 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interest of others.
Most of all – good leaders live by the golden rule: Luke 6:31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.