“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” Napoleon Hill
If we assigned one word to describe the quote by Napoleon, it would probably be “confidence.”
However, the level of confidence illustrated is connected to both words and actions by the individual described. Thus, there must also be a strong consistency in the character of the individual.
The lesson for leaders is not anything new.
For leaders to build the type of relationship with followers where trust exists, their character must be defined by consistency which lays the foundation for their confidence to lead.
This may be one of the truest approaches to defining integrity for spiritual leaders.
The take away is an encouragement to position our words and actions in such a way that where we are leading portrays the confidence of someone whose life is consistent.
Ultimately, both should be guided by the teachings of God’s word.