Leading and Learning
Today when I posted my daily proverb on twitter, I chose the scripture that says, “Without good direction, people lose thier way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” (Prov 11.14 msg) I have always found Proverbs to be a wealth of information and wisdom concerning life, but this morning as I meditated upon this passage, I am reminded of the fact that each one of us lead in one capacity or another. We lead in our homes, workplaces, church, or even among our friendships. Our influence makes an impact in all our relationships whether they are for the good or bad. Therefore if our desire is to lead in a positive way, we must make a commitment to learn. A leader must be a learner!
As I have observed leadership in action, I have tried my best to learn those successful traits I see in others, and apply them to my own leadership. On the other hand, I have had the opportunity to observe bad leadership and have used it as an opportunity to learn what not to do! Typically those who lead positively, make every effort to invest in good counsel, to constantly be learning. On the other hand, bad leadership usually knows it all and will not recieve counsel. Leadership is not about having all the answers, rather it is about recieving good counsel so that it can be passed on.
May you develop the life long discipline of learning so that your leadership may have a positive impact on a world around you!