What are you currently learning as a leader? It’s fair to say that my capacity to learn determines my capacity to lead. If I stop learning, I stop leading. I will reach a ceiling. So…what are you learning? Here are some of the things that I’ve been learning from an amazing servant leader in Scripture, the Apostle Paul.
Leadership lesson #1: Embrace a tireless work ethic (Acts 19:1-10). Here’s what we find Paul doing on one of his mission trips.
> He searched for opportunities to build relationships.
> He served people.
> He spoke.
> He endured those who were obstinate.
> He sought out new opportunities.
> He spoke some more.
Paul was tireless! Our leading efforts should be similar. Schedules should be full. There are times when we should feel overwhelmed. That’s not always a bad thing. Embrace a tireless work ethic, and pick your spots to find rest.
Leadership lesson #2: Go for improving the lives of others (life-change – Acts 19:11-22). Chase this over applause, notoriety, and acclaim. I’ve been asking myself this tough question – is this currently happening as I lead? Are people’s lives changing for the better? As leaders, we need to be playing integral roles in helping people make fantastic choices.