Monday, June 11, 2012

What Leadership Is

John Schroeder cites this from Jonathon Leeman:
Leadership is not about running after all your dreams and ambitions, it’s often about getting on your hands and knees and making your life a stage on which those you love can pursue their ambitions, hopes, and ministries. It’s about building up as much as it’s about moving up. It’s about equipping and enabling and empowering.
John then quotes Philippians 2:5-8, worth quoting again here:
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.  
That, is leadership, and why there are very few true leaders in the world at any given time and why most people have never heard of them.

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