Who is asking the obvious question: “What’s your model for a leader? How do you evaluate one’s leadership?” For the most part I would say that pragmatism is the order of the day, and of course it’s important to measure results. Fortunately, as it turns out, character figures prominently in producing measurable success.
This is no surprise to us who follow Jesus that servant-leadership and even humility are widely recognized as valuable leadership qualities even in industry. Why? Character works, pure and simple, and it has been demonstrated in our pragmatic world. So if Jesus is our model Leader, where should we start?