I trust you have had a good and profitable 2016. Here are the top 5 posts from my blog for this past year. Thank you for helping to make this blog a success. I hope your leadership was strengthened this past year–and may you excel still more in 2017!
To delegate means to choose or elect a person to act as a representative for another. To empower someone means to give power or authority to someone else. Do you hear the difference?
King David penned Psalm 25. We are not sure when he wrote this psalm. Therefore, we are uncertain about the circumstances of Psalm 25. David speaks of his enemies in verse 2 and verse 19. But David had many enemies and they were a consistent part of his life and leadership. What most intrigues me about this psalm or this prayer from David lies in verses 4 and 5. David the leader asks to be led.
Merriam-Webster defines courage as the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. Real leadership deals in the currency of courage on a daily basis. Yet there are different kinds of courage. Some forms are more valuable than others.
One aspect of leadership I have been pondering is how Christ-centered leadership matures. As I have looked back over my own leadership life it is clear that there have been seasons marked by immature leadership–leadership that was more focused on self than on Christ and others.
There are many things to which you can give your leadership energy. The tendency is to fall prey to the urgent, which as Mr. Covey reminds us does not always include the most important priorities.