Much has been said about leadership development as a lifelong process. Among the ideas expressed several are worth considering, such as the following:
Leadership is developed over time. God works throughout our lifetime to train us and give us the experience needed to develop our leadership.
Developing a leader can involve periods of suffering. Events occur throughout life that may involve periods of isolation designed to help us reflect and prepare for greater leadership.
Proper perspective is the goal of leadership development. As challenging as periods of suffering can be, they help shape our perspective to see God’s hand in the events of our life.