CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING
What makes people want to follow a leader?
Why do people reluctantly comply with one leader while passionately following another to the ends of the earth?
What separates leadership theorists from successful leaders who lead effectively in the real world?
The answer lies in the character qualities of the individual person.
My friend, do you know whether you have what it takes to become a great leader, the kind who attracts people and makes things happen? I mean, if you took the time to really look at yourself deep down, would you find the qualities needed to live out your boldest dreams, the ones so big that you’ve never shared them with anybody? That’s a question each of us must have the courage to honestly ask—and answer—if we want to achieve our real potential.
—The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
CULTIVATE THE CHARACTER QUALITIES NECESSARY TO BE A SUCCESSFUL, PASSIONATE LEADER.
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” Chris Grosser
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
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