Unwavering Loyalty To The Group And Unflinching Determination To Accomplish The Mission
Commitment is the second of the 5Cs, the F3 Leadership Characteristics.
A Leader Must Be Both Steadfast And Loyal
F3 defines Commitment as the Q’s unwavering loyalty to the Group and unflinching determination to accomplish the Mission. To waver is to shake and quiver unsteadily, to be irresolute and undecided. Wavering men set an unsteady course because they don’t really know themselves where they are going. At most, a follower might wait until until a wavering leader has picked a path in which he can believe, but the majority will have abandoned him long before then.
Equally important is loyalty, for without that there can be be no Trust . Most Leaders can (and do) have many faults, but no man will follow another man very far if he does not Trust him. A Leader who breaches the Trust of his followers through disloyalty has (in most nations) committed the capital crime of treason.
But Loyalty Alone Is Not Enough
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
- The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker
- “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” –Peter Drucker
- “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier
Leaders Leading Leaders
DANCING IDIOT: The HIM who initiates a Movement by Influencing a First Follower.
FIRST FOLLOWER: The first man to join a Movement initiated by a Dancing Idiot