A narcissistic leader creates destruction. When leaders constantly use ‘I’ in reference to their own abilities, achievements, or plans, influence is lost.
Peter F. Drucker claims, “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”
Nothing could be more powerful for spiritual leaders than learning to live by this thought.