“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” John Buchan
There is something special about this thought and how it can be applied in so many circles, but certainly within the spiritual realm of God’s church.
Far too often, attempts are made to put greatness into others. Somehow, we fall prey to the mindset that if we can put greatness into others, they will be great.
We all need to learn the power of the lesson found in this thought, greatness is already there in each and every person. Our task is to elicit what is already there.
Leaders must work to draw out and use the greatness that exists in each person, helping them reach their potential by implementing their own deep seated greatness.
The challenge is learning to avoid trying to make others like we are, or like we want them to be in the journey. This kind of leadership requires yielding control and allowing others to blossom in the fruit of the greatness God has placed in them.
This is leadership!