July 10: The World Needs Leaders

In his book Developing the Leader Within You, author John C. Maxwell shared several character traits we should all keep in mind if we ever find ourselves in a position of leadership.  He wrote:

“The world needs leaders…

“Who use their influence at the right times for the right reasons; who take a little greater share of the blame and a little smaller share of the credit; who lead themselves successfully before attempting to lead others; who continue to search for the best answer, not the familiar one; who add value to the people and organization they lead; who handle themselves with their heads and handle others with their hearts; who know the way, go the way, and show the way.”

Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been

called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience,

bearing with one another.  (Ephesians 4:1)

You are my role model for effective leadership, Jesus.  Help me follow Your example.

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