Character matters, so do leadership skills. The transformational journey that begins in a leader’s heart works its way out in how a leader relates to those around him or her.
Leaders who have a heart for God want to touch other people’s lives in significant ways. They aren’t satisfied with just getting by. Leading like Jesus involves developing a greater heart for God and others, and becoming increasingly skilled at connecting with and developing those around them. How will you grow as a leader today?
And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them (Psalm 78:72).
Prayer: Lord, I want to be a leader who is wise in how I interact with people. I want to keep my focus on how I can grow as a leader, today and every day. I know this day will offer new opportunities to lead like Jesus. Don’t let me settle for yesterday’s leadership patterns. Help me seize the opportunities You give me to grow as a leader today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Written by Karen McGuire