- To lead others, I must master myself!
- I must be calm in crisis and resilient in adversity
- I must not ask others to do what I must do, and that is seeking the Lord for myself and this ministry to which He has called me.
- I must recognize that all criticism has come my way through the hand of God, therefore I can evaluate it carefully and respond with humility.
- I must take my disappointments to the One to whom I matter the most.
- I must demonstrate the ability to lead with confidence, but not force. Not confidence in myself, but confidence in the One who called me and keeps me.
- I must look for the “win-win”, realizing that everyone on my team is important and I want to take as many of them with me as I can.
- I must not run from difficulty, for in it I can grow and mature.
- I must expect that not everyone will agree with me and a humble response to it opens doors to further relationship and more opportunities to encourage change.
- I must look to God for my significance and offer significance to others at every opportunity. The praise of man is fleeting, but the approval of God is eternal and life-giving.
- I must be confident in the knowledge that God wants to use me for His purposes so that I can speak with power and humility to those who are in authority over me.
- I must value those who follow, and my job is to develop their leadership potential.
- I must put away prejudices and delight in the uniqueness of others with different opinions, cultures and backgrounds.
- I must remain single focused.
- I must remain optimistic in the face of adversity.
- I must pray about, evaluate these principles and practice them daily to remind myself that, in and of myself, they cannot be achieved and I am desperate for God’s power in the practice of them.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Leadership Thoughts from Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswal Sanders
One of our staff memebers, Henery Bieber, typed this up from reading Spiritual Leadership.