To lead yourself use your head. To lead others use your heart.
There are two parts to consider in this powerful principle of leadership. The first involves an inward focus and the second an outward. Sadly, we far too often see leaders using the opposite approach.
To use our head in leading ourselves means we:
…think before we speak or act.
…consider the short and long term consequences of our words and actions.
…weigh the evidence and ask evaluating questions before making decisions.
To use our heart in leading others means we:
…devote ourselves to learning and serving the needs of others.
…prioritize our time toward maturity in relationship development.
…risk the temporary satisfaction for the eternal gain.
This principle of leadership is not always easy to put in place. There are going to be challenges internally and externally. However, if leaders worked to develop and practice a focus on the interest of others, we could change the future.
Leadership is worth the time we take to ensure others are prepared to stand before God.
Souls are precious. Let us always be mindful to lead others with our hearts. Think Souls!