#1 ARE YOU CONSCIOUS ?
#2 CAN YOU COMMUNICATE WITH ANOTHER HUMAN?
#3 DO YOU HAVE CONTACT WITH ANOTHER BREATHING HUMAN?
I know some of you were hoping for a more complicated formula. Unfortunately, that’s also the belief of most when thinking about leadership. I love John Maxwell’s definition of leadership. He says, “leadership is influence.” And he’s right. It’s merely the influence, good or bad, that we have upon another.
How often do we hear comments like, “she’s a natural born leader”? While that may seem like a fair assumption to some, and there may be some qualities & behaviors that come easier to others, leaders are made leaders not born as leaders. The Apostle Peter thought he was a qualified leader. He boldly told Jesus that he would follow Him even to death. Jesus knew better. It wasn’t until Peter was filled with God’s Spirit that he became the leader he was intended to be. He was then able to speak with boldness & power and many were saved.
EVERYONE LEADS SOMEONE!
Whether you’re a mother, a grandfather, a store clerk, or a CEO, you have influence! So, who do you have influence with? Think about all the people that are somehow touched by your life. Could you be used to a greater capacity than you are right now?
Maybe the real test isn’t “3 Ways To Tell if You’re a Leader.” How about “3 Ways I Can Be a BETTER Leader!” You decide.
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