John Thurman, Counselor, Speaker
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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By John Thurman
Leadership carries a awesome responsibility for those who are in charge or people and resources. It is a position that will cause a person to rise to occasion or crash. The ancient Scriptures give some key insight on the various levels and responsibilities of leadership. Take a moment to think on these concepts today.
I have read many wonderful definitions, but the other day, I read one that is the best blend of business and biblical principles. Joan Horner, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Premier Designs Jewelry penned this acrostic in her devotional, Keeping it Personal.
“If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.”
L is for listening. Be a good listener and have an open mind as you make yourself available for your team members.
E is for enabling. Invite others to play on your team.
A is for ambition. Set goals and work to achieve them.
D is for desire. Show enthusiasm in all that you do.
E is for example. Serve as a role model.
R is for respect. Show respect for others and build up their self-esteem.
S is for self-esteem. Believe in yourself because God believes in you.
H is for heart. Empathize and encourage others.
I is for initiative. Make things happen.
P is for patience. Be quick to praise but slow to criticize.
(c) 2009 John Thurman