When I hear the word “leadership,” I envision a teacher in front of the classroom, a coach directing practice, a quarterback rallying his team, a soldier leading an assault, a pastor teaching his people, a business owner building her company, or a president addressing a nation.
This is the public side of leadership. It is up front and vocal. But we must not forget the leader’s quiet work. Nehemiah demonstrated this quiet side of leadership. Studying his life we seven aspects of the leader’s work that must be done in stillness and silence: