If you lead long enough and large enough, you will experience leadership breakdowns where plans unravel, people go sideways and goals are confounded. Breakdowns are an inevitable reality of leadership, even when leading in God’s name and with His favor. Though we cannot avoid all the breakdowns, we CAN learn from them and perhaps limit them.
During my darker seasons of leadership, Micah 7:8 serves as a source of sustaining hope. As we explore the truth in this verse, I pray God gives you encouragement to lead with hope in darkness.
Some leadership seasons are characterized by amazing success — we get picked, our work is praised and the waters part. These seasons of victory are a blessing, but pride is an inherent temptation. In Psalm 34:6, King David shows us how to lead with humility in a season of success.
I want to begin the new year reflecting on what it means to Lead like Jesus. Specifically, I invite you to consider what we can learn about leading like Jesus from His death, burial and resurrection. This is the first of several posts I am going to write.
A commitment to excellence is not a leadership quality or ministry skill. It is a deeper, core issue. Excellence is a character issue; it is about the type of person you are and want to become. When we read what Paul wrote in Colossians 3.17 we understand excellence is also a spiritual issue. Check it out: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”