Principles Of Leadership…Part 5

Set the example.

The idea of setting an example for others is nothing new to the Leadership Fund. Nestled in the idea of this principle is an understanding of influence. We are going to influence people everyday. Some we influence for what is right and others for wrong. The difference is bound up in the example we set.

Setting an example is also associated with an understanding of consistency. Mahatma Ghandi is noted as saying, “We must become the change we want to see.” To think we can demand of others what we are unwilling to do is to fall into a Pharisaical approach to leadership.

Setting an example is also associated with an understanding of servanthood leadership. The only time Jesus claimed to give an example to be followed was wrapped up in being a servant. He told the apostles on several occasions that the greatest among them would be the servant of all.

If we desire to be the leaders God needs today, then we need to understand the significance identified with setting the example.

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