Leaders need to respond to individuals based on their needs rather than their faults. The Lord encourages us to see what others need—even our enemies—and respond accordingly.
Good leaders do this well. They don’t lead out of a predetermined package of behaviors.
Like a quarterback who reads the defense, then calls an audible from the line of scrimmage, good leaders remain flexible and may change their response, based not on what a person deserves, but on what they need to succeed. Good leaders follow this path in difficult situations:
• They need—They aren’t afraid to listen and get understanding.
• They read—They evaluate what has happened and what steps are best to take.
• They feed—They communicate what they’ve observed to key players.
• They heed—They act on the basis of their discovery, even if it means change.
• They lead—They provide direction to those involved.
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James
“Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” Brian Tracy
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. –Albert Einstein
Leaders Leading Leaders
(The) Secret of Life
Inspiration, Values, Vision
An eight year old boy approached an old man in front of a wishing well, looked up into his eyes, and asked – “I understand you’re a very wise man. I’d like to know the secret of life.” The old man looked down at the youngster and replied –
“I’ve thought a lot in my lifetime, and the secret can be summed up in four words:
The first is think. Think about the values you wish to live your life by.
The second is believe. Believe in yourself based on the thinking you’ve done about the values you’re going to live your life by.
The third is dream. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and the values you’re going to live by.
The last is dare. Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values.
“ And with that, Walter E. Disney said to the little boy,
“Think, Believe, Dream and Dare.”