“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates
We will not be able to sufficiently cover every area associated with the idea of empowering others. However, the more I learn the more I am convinced we must be diligent to the task of empowering others to lead.
We must eliminate the mindset of “if you want the job done right, you have to do it yourself.” We cannot allow our ego, pride, fear of replacement, or any other area hinder us from helping others reach their potential.
In reality, the true work of a leader is to empower others to lead.
Identify the skills sets of each individual.
Extend opportunities to learn and grow their abilities.
Provide the necessary tools to succeed.
Motivate, motivate, and motivate more.
Turn it loose and let them work at the task.
Celebrate each success.
When we think of others, along with the overall good and purpose of the church, we will stop procrastinating the need at hand. Develop others to lead, empower them, and watch how God will work to make it grow.