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LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Jesus’ Starting Point for Leadership

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?

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LEADERSHIP

Widening the Spectrum

Leadership is a huge topic in today’s world, as it should be. I like to say, “Nothing happens without leadership,” and the intercessors often bump me with, “No, intercession comes first.” I then back up and say, “Yes, but the first answered prayer is for a leader.” It’s that important. Think Joseph, Moses, Paul. Of course there is Jesus Himself.

When we speak of leadership, we are typically thinking in terms of the out-front charismatic leader. Makes sense, but what if we turn this concept on its head for another look? What if we could widen the spectrum of what leadership entails, what leadership could be?

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