Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thoughts of Leading, Part 2 (10/18/16)

(continued from this post)

There isn't a magical quality that leaders have that separates them from ordinary people. There's not a magical pill you can take that will make you a successful leader. Being a leader simply means stepping up to the plate and doing what you said you would do; taking responsibility for a team of people dedicated to accomplishing a common goal; giving your best shot and putting the needs of the team before your own needs. 

One of the reasons why some people seem like natural leaders is because they know what they want, they know how they want it, and they know what they are going to do to get it. Their confidence, their self-assurance causes people to believe in them. It's hard for people to believe in a person who does not believe in herself. A leader has to truly believe in what they are doing.

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. - Charles Dickens, Hard Times

A leader's job is to serve the team, not boss people around.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight. D. Eisenhower

Leadership requires morality; leadership that lacks morality indicates no leadership at all.
   
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. - Abraham Lincoln

I hold the firm belief that anyone can be a leader. I believe that, even if you do not believe you have the capability, there is a God above Who works through the weak and those who believe they are small. 

I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13

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