Principles Of Leadership…Part 2

Leaders must be technically proficient. 

On the surface, we would assume if someone is in a leadership position, they would naturally be proficient. Sadly, this is not always the case.

There are two primary areas where this principle has direct application.

First, leaders need to know their job. They need to know what they are supposed to do. Imagine the challenges of a leader who does not know their job responsibilities, or will not allow others to do their job. The result of either is disastrous for the overall production of the group and task. Proficiency occurs when leaders know and fulfill their job.

Second, leaders need to be familiar with the job responsibilities of others. Unless leaders know the job responsibilities of others, and provide accountability for the work, progress becomes dependent on leadership to carry on the work. The result creates conflict and a lack of productivity.

From a spiritual perspective, a good description would be sheep without a shepherd. However, when everyone knows their role and works to fulfill it, the church of Christ functions according to the descriptive body defined in Scripture.

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