A Godly Approach to Leadership: GROWING PEOPLE & TRUST!
(Whether you BELIEVE from a faith perspective or not, this IS applicable to YOU)
“…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked...” LUKE 12:48
"…For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him….” MATT 13:12
“…As it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” COR 8:1
These scriptures have application to both LEADER & FOLLOWER.
For the LEADER - who wants to further grow & empower his people; people must be given gradually increased levels of trust (competence or character trust). This is not only logical & biblical, it is your job - increasing the value of people. It prevents the leader 1) from being stuck where he/she is, 2) doing work a level-down & 3) obviously also stifling people’s growth under your leadership.
For the FOLLOWER – we must seek these kinds of opportunities (if not being provided); we must push this agenda with our leader(s) or we will remain ‘where we are’. This is in fact where many people sit - partly the fault of the Leader and partly our own fault.
For the LEADERS - This is not something to pursue without some thinking and planning.
NOTE: If you want the above referenced writings on 1) ETA or 2) TEACHING FISHING, …just holler!
Lastly, as you thought of all this 'wearing either the Leader or Follower hat' – try now switching hats!!?? If you were reading this from the standpoint of a LEADER, put on your FOLLOWER hat and think through the application of all this with ‘your’ LEADER! Are you being given more in order to be given even more?
What I love about this and nearly all other REAL LEADERSHIP TRUTHS is that so many play into & support my favorite quote:
“PEOPLE DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL
FIRST THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE.”