Archive for April, 2012

Leaders MOVE ahead

If someone told you that leadership was glamorous or fun or easy, they lied to you. It’s brutal. So deal with it. Move ahead anyway. Quit feeling sorry for yourself. Commit yourself again and again to God – look to Him for His presence, for His guidance, for His wisdom – and then move ahead.

Without Him you can do nothing. But you’ve got Him. And He promises to give you wisdom – abundantly. So look to Him. Cry out to Him. Listen quietly inwardly. In the midst of the turmoil and confusion and messiness of it all, listen quietly to Him inwardly. He will make a way for you. He will lead you. He will guide you. He will speak to you. Listen!

And then act! And your act is to MOVE ahead.

…How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you? (Josh. 18:3)!


It’s a TRUST issue

People are not only motivated to follow by the leader’s captivating vision or by his compelling communication skills, but also by their sense of the leader’s desire to serve, his high integrity and consistency. People will only follow someone they trust, and trust follows character.

As a check, if U desire to serve others and you have been consistent in your leadership, you are on the right track to build trust in your leadership in the eyes of those you lead.

Lead well.



Leaders ACT!

Leaders make decisions. Those decisions won’t always be the right ones. But someone needs to decide. If you’re the leader then that’s you! Many times you rarely have enough information to know for sure that you’re making the right decision. So deal with it. Look to God, put together the information you have, and make a decision. Move ahead.

Don’t be paralyzed by the insufficiency of information or by the large number of decisions that need to be made in a short time or by the fear of making a mistake. Before God, make the best decision you can with the information you have, and then go with it. Act!

Of course, if you later discover that you made an error, don’t cover it up. Take responsibility for it. Make it right in whatever way is necessary and move on. But don’t apologize for making the decision – that’s what you’re supposed to do!

Leaders move ahead – they think and act. So should you.