Douglas MacArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”
His thought exemplifies four key words that powerfully contribute to leadership.
Confidence – We need confidence in God and our leadership.
Courage – Leaders must demonstrate courage when needed.
Compassion – This Christlike quality should characterize all leaders.
Equality – Acting with consistency is a key to equality.
Integrity – Few areas are more important than walking with integrity.