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Friday, February 6, 2009

SOME THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

Leadership is not a position – Leadership is a function. The first function of a leader is to make the purpose of the organization known. The purpose of the organization should be the vision. The leader should personify the vision. The purpose of Northwest Baptist Church is “to know Christ and to make Him known to a world that knows Him not”.
As leaders must see farther down the road than those we leads

Three qualities in leaders that people want to follow
1. They know someone others do not know
2. They do something others have not done
3. They know something others do not know

People will only follow you nowhere once or twice; they will then look for someone else to follow.
Followers look for places to lay the blame – Leaders look for ways to make improvement
Everything we do as leaders should be working toward the purpose we personify.

6 comments:

Bill Sturm said...

Excellent points. That accepting of responsibility statement is spot on. Anyone can pass it off-- managers can pass it off. Leaders cannot.

Andy said...

No Purpose, No Motivation, and No Directon= No Leadership. Great Post!

Tom Fellows said...

Dr. Roberson was always fond of saying "Everything rises and falls based on leadership".

Jane said...

I'm glad you are my leader! And a good one too!!

bwilber777 said...

That is a lesson I needed to hear. Thanks Pastor!

Micky said...
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