Many leaders commit the error of separating leadership from relationships. This happens when people step into leadership positions and assume that everyone will follow them because of their position. Some leaders wrongly believe that their knowledge alone qualifies them to lead others. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. We cannot separate leadership from relationships. Leaders help themselves by developing good relational skills. Paul instructs us how to lead through relationships:
Avoid hypocrisy. Identify with others.
Be loyal to colleagues. Be open-minded toward others.
Give preference to others. Treat everyone with respect.
Be hospitable. Do everything possible to keep peace.
Return good for evil. Remove revenge from your life.
What can you work on to improve your relationships?
BRICK: A singular positive Habit that is Advantageous to the individual or others.
BRICKLAYING: The joining of Bricks into a Routine.
BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW: Calling on a man to lead without providing the training necessary to form positive Habits. Abbr: BWS
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
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.
“No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey. Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn’t the start that matters. It’s the finish line.”
― Julien Smith
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
― Thomas Carlyle
“There we both sat and rested for a while, facing the rising sun the way we’d climbed, for looking back can sometimes help you on.”
“Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.”
― James Ling
Leaders Leading Leaders
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”