Tag: Honesty

Honest Leadership

Honesty is critical to leadership, but not all leaders are honest. At times, they tend to tell “half-truths.”

Biblically, we know the necessity of honesty as a Christian virtue. Therefore, the application of honesty in biblical leadership is a natural reflection of what is expected by God and others.

Honesty is characterized in the words of David, describing the the power of biblical leadership in the one who “walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart” (Ps. 15:2).

The emphasis of David provides a platform for leaders, describing both who they are and what they do.

Authentic Leadership…

Being genuine, or authentic, is highly desired. However, selfishness, personal agenda, money, power, and position often hinder our authenticity.

Consider a few ideas that increase the growth of genuine and authentic influence for leaders.

1) Think before speaking or taking action.
2) Use good judgment in all decisions.
3) Deliver honest criticism in a spirit of biblical love.
4) Demonstrate Fairness and impartiality.
5) Always begin and end with something kind and complimentary.
6) Before helping others, take care of personal issues first.
7) Ask for assistance and follow the suggestions.

Primal Leadership…

Primal comes from a Latin word meaning “first.” The idea relates to beginnings, first things, primary, essential, and foundational elements of all that is connected to life.

For leaders, it is essential to understand the primary / first elements that must be in place in order to achieve success.

These building blocks for spiritual leaders include integrity, honesty, strong work ethic, passion, confidence in God, discipline, and balance.

Additional elements may exist, but these are the “primal” ones of leadership.

When leaders build on this foundation, their strength of character provides hope for everyone who follows.