I once heard “everyone brings happiness; some when they come and some when they leave.” Think about what this statement implies for our leadership.
There are times leaders are asked to leave, and times when they choose to leave. How a leader walks away determines the nature of how they will be remembered.
Shattered farewells leave everyone hurting when leadership walks away from responsibility.
Divisive farewells leave followers turned against one another.
Venomous farewells leave a feeling of animosity, anger, distrust, and a lack of direction.
Gracious farewells leave followers united with a greater dedication to achieve the established vision, goals and will of God strengthening the overall good of everyone.
At some point, we are going to say goodbye and when the time comes, we all have to decide the level of integrity and Christlike character we will demonstrate. Here are few tips.
Remember the greater good of followers.
Always accept responsibility for our own actions.
Be kind, never harsh or abrasive, no matter how unfairly treated.
Consider our Savior.
We are leaders, and how we lead when we leave makes a difference.