Disappointment emerges when leaders expect others to live by their own personal standard of behavior.
My son says, “Live the way you would want others to live, but do not expect it of them.”
Consider these lessons.
1) We cannot know motives, so stop expecting others to live by our standard, even if it is right.
2) We limit someone’s potential when we are frustrated at their failure to measure up.
3) Everyone’s maturity level is different, because our backgrounds are not the same.
Let us measure up to the example of Christ. Then, nurture relationships with others to help them do the same. This is true leadership.