Principles of Leadership

I came across this article and I found it interesting and can help us in our quest of Leadership. This is how we learn when we expand on our knowledge and thirst for more of God. I hope that this passage will help you along the way.:

  1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement – In order to know yourself, you have to understand who you are and your attributes. Seeking self-improvement means continually strengthening your attributes. This can be accomplished through self-study, formal classes, reflection, and interacting with others.
  2. Be technically proficient – As a leader, you must know your job and have a solid familiarity with your members’ tasks.
  3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions – Search for ways to guide your organization to new heights. And when things go wrong, as they often tend to do sooner or later — do not blame others. Analyze the situation, take corrective action, and move on to the next challenge.
  4. Make sound and timely decisions – Use good problem solving, decision making, and planning tools.
  5. Set the exampleBe a good role model for your members. They must not only hear what they are expected to do, but also see. We must become the change we want to see.
  6. Know your people and look out for their well-being – Know human nature and the importance of sincerely caring for your members
  7. Keep your members informed – Know how to communicate with not only them but also Clergy and other key people.
  8. Develop a sense of responsibility in your members – Help to develop good character traits that will help them carry out their professional and ministerial responsibilities.
  9. Ensure that tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished – Communication is the key to this responsibility. with your members
  10. Train as a team – Although many so-called leaders call their organization, church, etc. a team; they are not really teams… they are just a group of people doing their thing..
  11. Use the full capabilities of your organization – By developing a team spirit, you will be able to employ your organization, church, etc. to its fullest capabilities.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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