The primary definition of this week’s word indicates a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
Perhaps a more relevant application, or simplified approach involves a rule or belief governing one’s personal behavior.
As leaders, several questions are important to consider regarding this thought.
1) Why should we have principles to govern behavior?
2) What rule or belief governs our personal behavior?
3) Do we have a rule or belief in place for this purpose?
4) Are these rules or beliefs based on humanistic or biblical foundations?
5) Will others see the consistency between our principles and behavior?
A life lived by biblical principles will always influence others. Principles that are consistently lived will also directly relate to the integrity needed for powerful leadership.
When leaders consider the answers to these questions regarding principles and behavior, the steps to harmonize them will develop leadership worth following.