Philip Kenneson’s book, Life on the Vine, makes a significant point related to spiritual leadership. He describes the need to view the fruit of the Spirit with an “others-directed” mindset.
From a leadership perspective, the idea guides our steps with a focus on others: people-centric.
Initially, it is logical to think about developing the fruit of the Spirit as qualities within our own lives, but the idea involves demonstrating––rather than developing––these qualities toward others.
When this happens, our leadership soars. Followers see and know that leaders have their best interest always at heart.