Tag: Diligence

Perfecting our Leadership…

“Practice makes perfect” is a common expression. The idea expresses the need to do something over and over until the art is just right.

A modification of this thought says, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”

Olympic athletes practice drills, routines, or exercises for hours each day until their skill is perfected. They are dedicated to one purpose, performing for those few minutes without giving way to pressure.

Certain leadership qualities may be inherent, but one thing we know, the ability to lead must be worked on continually.

There must be focus, dedication, diligence, and a steadfast spirit to the one purpose God has called us for, to lead.

Observant Leaders…

Consider the power of observation.

Alert: When leaders are alert they quickly notice anything unusual or potentially dangerous. The spiritual battle requires alert leaders.

Watchful: Followers need leaders who are carefully watch over the lives entrusted to their care. Observant leaders are watchful. 

Aware: Leaders demonstrate awareness when they possess knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

Attentive: Leaders must observe every detail.

Other ideas could be used, but the basis for success is found in being observant. Observant leadership is not easy. It requires diligence, time, patience, and great love.

Leading Through Rough Waters…

The task presents an uncomfortable factor. No one likes leading during these times. No one seeks out rough waters to practice their leadership. 

There appears to be no rhyme or reason, but the true test of our leadership occurs in these moments, because they define who we are as a leader and the credibility of the decisions we make.

What will help us navigate these waters?

Remember who we are at the core.

Trust in wise counsel.

Be slow, diligent, and deliberate with all decisions.

Rough waters will come, but we can sail through them if we navigate properly.