Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
While I do not completely agree with everything Mr. Drucker says, there is something to be learned in this thought. Leadership is often associated with leading from the front. It is also fairly common for leaders to desire pleasing everyone.
Decisions are often challenging because of dealing with the fallout from those who may be unfavorable to the decision.
Leaders are too often more concerned with finding favor with man than with God! This is a grave mistake.
Since God gives the increase and defines the growth, we need to make sure our actions are laying the groundwork for the results He provides.
If we spend our time trying to please everyone around us, if we are striving to be liked or receive approval from the majority, our leadership will suffer and so will God’s kingdom.
Use the standard of God’s word, be decisive, and put the gainsayers in God’s hands. Lead as God would desire in leadership. He will take care of the rest.