Leaders get discouraged. The blues might play out in a moment of melancholy, or they could lengthen into a day of the doldrums, a week of woe, or an entire season of sadness. This is understandable. Not every initiative succeeds, not every review is positve, not every follower is happy. What's a leader to do?
Archives For The Leader’s Life
This category focuses on how to do the work of self-leadership. Leaders must lead themselves well before they can lead others well. “Take heed to yourselves … lest you unsay with your lives, what you say with your tongues.” Richard Baxter 1655
As children we were taught to look both ways before crossing the street. Failure to do so could be deadly. When leaders look the wrong way the outcome can be just as devastating.
What does a world-class leader with a world-altering mission do to stay productive?
Complete this sentence. "Leaders are ___________." That's easy, right? Leaders are bold. Leaders are visionary. Leaders are decisive. Leaders are action-oriented. How about, "Leaders are meek." Meekness and leadership—like oil and water—seem to be at odds. But not to God. God's favor rests on the meek.