The following is not a set of “Leadership Principles” or “Laws of Leadership” that have guided my life. Rather, I have tried to be me, but these area few of life’s lessons I have observed.
- I read once “Leadership is the gift given to you by those who follow.” I have always tried to remember that people are not forced to follow you, and if they feel forced, you will never get their best efforts or have their respect. Some people try to lead by intimidation, but it is never successful in the long term. You can receive an appointment or be elected to a position, but that does not make you a leader. It gives you the opportunity to prove yourself and that you are worthy of that trust. Read more
The ministry of leadership begins with being cognizant of a beautiful scriptural truth, which is: the sheep belong to God, and not to men. This knowledge has greatly helped to improve the effectiveness of my ministry through the years. A true calling from God followed by submission unto Him, this makes a leader. Read more
When Albert Schweitzer, the great humanitarian, was asked if he had any advice for parents about bringing up children, he said, “I only have three principles, three basic rules. One, you only teach by example. Two, by example. Three, by example.” It is the same pattern an effective leader should use. Read more