…who didn’t quit and improved
The greatest transformational leader in history is Jesus of Nazareth, bar none. Who else has the entire modern world calendar starting with one’a physical death? Only He!
If you ignored His just proclamation as the Son of God and the Son of Man along with humanity’s long-awaited Messiah, the life of Jesus still produced numerous attributes for leaders, especially servant leaders, to imitate.
Below are 12 of these attributes which we can implement starting today:
- Recruiting team members after thought and prayer with a strong purpose statement and strong call to action. Character, commitment and attitude were more important to Him than an impressive resume and previous experience
- Investing quality time and energy into your inner circle of people
- Taking personal care and keen interest with each individual
- Being serendipitous when exciting opportunities yet remaining highly focused on the primary purpose
- Carving out regular alone time to think, pray and meditate
- Entrusting and empowering your company of people to execute main mission
- Leading by example from the front
- Eagerly serving others while always seeking their welfare
- Engaging a wide variety of people by various means
- Understanding the proper place for legitimate authority, seeking to please and fufill your higher authority yet not letting false authority stop you
- Using what you have on hand to make things bigger and better by innovating and creatively solving problems, often tapping into your Higher Power
- Surrendering your selfish will for a higher purpose while sacrificing short term pain for long term gain; Loving always and finding joy in doing God’s will by making His will – yours.
“Just because something worked well yesterday, that doesn’t mean it will remain effective today; and what works today might not be the right tool for tomorrow.
In the Old Testament, Nehemiah was charged by God to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile of the nation of Israel. But rebuilding that wall would be a monumental task—one that would require all-hands-on-deck in order to pull it off.
In chapter 3 of Nehemiah, there’s a list of everyone Nehemiah employed and managed during the project—everyone from priests, to temple servants, to goldsmiths, to perfumers. No one, male or female, was exempt from the command to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall.
When opposition to rebuild came from the Arabs, Ammonites, and Ashdodites, Nehemiah was forced to adapt. While Israel’s enemies plotted to fight Jerusalem and foil their plans to rebuild the wall, he shifted his plan and turned his people from builders into builders and warriors! With a hammer in one hand and a sword in the other, his workers kept building the wall.“
It’s important for young leaders to climb the ladder of success,
while wise ‘servant’ leaders run to hold ladders for others;
to encourage and guide new leaders to rise high but remain humble.
May our respective businesses serve us well as we lead and empower our employees to serve our valuable customers that meets and consistently exceeds their reasonable expectations.
When we do that as leaders who ‘talk the walk’ and ‘walk the talk’ not always perfectly but authentically as we recruit and retain great people while building and streamlining the process, we will reap handsome profits.
We must relentlessly focus on our core essentials while avoiding minutia and repetitive avoidable mistakes.
Great leaders are courageous visionaries who take bold yet calculated risks. While they also partner with capable integrators and doers.
Our refined system and well cared for team is our super solution.
If we do the above reasonable well, we will no longer be slaves to our business but rather unshackled to be free to pursue our unique interests that fulfill our passions and drive our calling purpose perpetually.