Jesus was, is and shall forever be the ultimate leader; the ultimate example.
A good leader is one who has distinct, ‘roles and goals’ in regard to his people. Like the Good Shepherd, he leads, feeds, nurtures, comforts, corrects and protects.
He leads by example, out front, in the middle, supporting from the back. He works with his people.
She feeds her people with quality think food by educating, providing good pay, while praising both effort and results.
He natures his people as they grow in maturity and experience.
She comforts her team when they try and miss, when they extend and fall she helps mend.
He corrects mistakes he makes with humility and authenticity and does the same for other with truth and gentleness. Pointing to the fix not the person.
Lastly, she protects her peeps by creating a positive work culture and environment. She ensures abuse isn’t permitted and trust reigns supreme.
The shepherd of the Lord’s flock leads by modeling godliness and righteousness in his own life and encouraging others to follow his example.
Of course, our ultimate example—and the One we should follow—is Christ Himself. The Apostle Paul understood this and desired to lead first and foremost by example: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). The Christian leader is one who follows Christ and inspires others to follow Him as well.