I LOVE when people confide in me. About business or personal. It makes me feel so special that they trust me with their ideas, or stories. And in the last couple of weeks, I’ve heard so many different people talk about their leaders. It’s kinda strange actually… how many different times it’s come up in conversation lately! But this afternoon, I decided to write out my thoughts on here… things I have gathered from chatting with different random people who’ve opened up to me about leaders in their life…. NOT just leaders in business, leaders period.
My pastor a couple of weeks ago taught on Leadership, and mentioned a very important thing about GOOD leaders:
Most amazing leaders in history, and in the Bible, started leading LONG before they ever received a title, or position… they lead because of a need. Plain & simple.
I guess in many ways, we are ALL leaders. In some capacity.
But many times we are so consumed with our own agenda that we ignore those that naturally follow us. Or we complain about it. Or do it grudingly.
Ok, I get it: Life throws curve balls at everyone… and situations arise. Shoot, even the President of the United States has back-up plans if something should get in HIS way of leading the country. Why? Because it’s THAT important.
But guess what? Anytime someone is leading another person… it’s THAT important. No matter if it’s your toddler, or your corporate job.
Your roles as a leader are important enough to SOMEONE that if you consistently have ‘hang ups’ that keep you from leading…. you should think about a permanent plan b.