Daily Leadership Message
Effective Leader Who Seeks A Virtous Outcome
F3’s definition of Leadership is very simple. It is the act of Influencing other people to and through Movement toward a particular Outcome, which the Leader both Visualizes and Articulates for his followers. He Influences them by igniting a palpable desire for action in their hearts.
The act of Leadership has no inherent ethics
In other words, some Leaders Visualize bad end states and some good. A definition of Leadership that omits men who Visualize evil ends would blind us to the very real power to Influence possessed by a Caesar or Castro.
Many “bad” men have been Effective Leaders, but the only bad Leaders are those who are in-Effective because they cannot Influence—regardless of their motives. Thus, a “good” man can very well be a bad Leader because he is in-Effective. Likewise, a bad man can be a good Leader (although to evil ends) because his Influence is manifest to anyone willing to see it before it is too late.
Group-blindness to the bad man/good Leader is caused by the confusion and conflation of Leadership Skills with Leadership Characteristics
Leadership Skills are the abilities possessed by a Leader that enable him to do what a Leader does, which is to Influence men to and through Movement. There are four Leadership Skills (which F3 defines under the acronym VAPE):
VIRTUOUS LEADER: An Effective Leader who seeks a Virtuous Outcome. (Q3.2).
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour
Neal A. Maxwell
John E. Southard
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