There are no perfect leaders. The question is what kind of leader we aspire to be and what we are willing to do about it. I aspire to be a particular kind of leader that is counter cultural because that is what Jesus was. He sets the agenda for leaders who represent Him. I aspire to be a leader who is:

  • Humble - knowing who I am, knowing who I am not and knowing Who gave me the gifts I have and why He gave them.
  • Missional - possessing clarity on what God has called me to do and clarity on what He has not called me to do.
  • Healthy - in my physical life, spiritual life, emotional life, relational life and skill set.
  • Empowering - committed to developing, empowering and releasing others into their God given destiny.
  • Christ centered - where it is all about Him and not about me.
  • Intentional - living out the clarity that God has given me and not being distracted by less important things.
  • Learning - we never arrive and I desire to keep becoming better at what God has called me to do. My goal is to create a culture of robust dialogue and learning so that we never become complacent and always keep growing.
  • Gracious - treating people the way Jesus treated them and caring for them the way He cared for them.
  • Candid - without spin or pretense, providing honest feedback and analysis.
Those I lead will be the first to tell you that I don't do any of this perfectly but I hope they would affirm that this is my heart, my intention and what I aspire to. What kind of leader do you aspire to be?

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  • Dec 09, 2014
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