The Bible is filled with those who served as leaders. Examining them reveals a wealth of information regarding the motive, attitude, and activity of leadership.
Noah is one of the first that we look to in leadership. Why Noah? He never led a large group of people, just his wife, three sons, and their spouses. One might even discount his leadership arguing they were family.
Look closer at Noah and his leadership.
Character: “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.” Very few in scripture could match his character.
Ability to follow: The text of Genesis emphasizes that Noah did all the Lord commanded. Noah followed God. Before anyone can lead they must learn to follow.
Fortitude: Noah was a preacher of righteousness. His tenure was approximately 120 years during the building of the ark. While he never converted anyone, neither was he swayed from his work. Leaders must stand on what is right, even if they must stand alone.
Perhaps we could say more, but these three areas show Noah to be an example of a great Bible leader.