Leadership Lessons To Live By: A Leader Empowers Others

I was insanely busy. But life was about to get busier. Too busy for me, an immature leader who didn’t know what leadership was. I led a fourteen-person office team, and we were headed toward peak season—a time where we all had to pull long hours, take on extra responsibilities, and somehow run a huge fundraising event. I was about to cave.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: Why Faith Will Move Your Mountains

There is one leadership lesson that will impact your life and ministry like never before. No matter what situation you face, no matter what circumstance you are in, this fundamental principle always remains unchanged, and has provided comfort, courage and assurance to millions of believers throughout the ages. It’s tough to master. Hard to comprehend, but boy, when that hour comes, when you put into practice what you have trained for, you will experience the presence of God in an unimaginable way. Your competence in certain areas might be reassuring, your skills in your position might be affirming, but your courage as a leader will be tested to no end, unless you draw the line and practice this core leadership principle.

Leadership Lessons To Live By: Your Biggest Leadership Mistake.

Your biggest leadership mistake has nothing to do with your inability to speak to a large audience, or your lack of a goal-driven, mover-and-shaker mentality. Neither is it found in your struggle with multitasking or effectively managing those placed under your authority. You may spend years reading leadership books, talking to leaders, or trying to perfect your own ability to lead, but your biggest leadership mistake comes from neglecting a simple, core, foundational principle.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: The Rise And Fall Of Christian Leaders

Proverbs 16:18 says: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” – ESV

James 3:1 says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (ESV). Most people assume that the act of teaching, ministering, and mentoring fits with a high-level leadership position, when in fact our daily lives are filled with teaching moments. No matter what position you hold, the cause and effect of your sustainability as a leader, teacher, or pastor will depend on your understanding of pride. Make no mistake, with great responsibility comes great accountability. When God places you into a position of leadership, you become a walking target who can cause far greater damage than you ever imagined possible.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: Don’t Make Decisions In The Heat Of The Moment

James 1:19-20: “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

When we talk about not making decisions in the heat of the moment, we could apply this principle to every part of our lives. There is, however, one place where this wisdom stands above and beyond many great leadership lessons. In our position as leaders, at work, in the church, at home, this principle needs to be thoroughly established in the scenario of any conflict situation. It is also the one leadership lesson that usually takes the longest to master. Making decisions in the heat of the moment will leave you with regret, as decisions based on emotions are seldom wise.

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Leadership Lessons To Live By: Fear Will Cripple Your Leadership.

2 Timothy 1:7 ” For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (ESV)

If you have maintained any leadership position, then good ol’ fear has more than likely influenced your decision making. Fear of how things will play out. Fear of what others think of you. Fear of what others say when you are not around. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of being a failure. If any of these sound familiar, then you can bet that fear is a foundational problem, preventing you from leading in strength.

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