Lead by Example

I've thought a lot lately about my example as a Dad. A pastor. A friend. "Do as I say and not as a I do" is an ineffective way to lead people.

If I want my children to love Jesus, I need to love Jesus by example. If I want students that I lead to share their faith, I need to share my faith. If I want people to be in small groups, I need to be in a small group.

"Everything rises and falls on leadership." John Maxwell "Leadership is action, not position. "D.H. McGannon "Do-so is more important than say-so." Pete Seeger

People not only want to be taught but they want to emulate. Just as important as our public leadership is our private leadership of our actions.

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Leadership and the Trickle Down Effect

Leadership is a popular word swirling around the globe. Especially in churches. Leadership books are being printed now more than ever. With all the ideas floating around in leadership books, I wanted to write a quick post that highlights one of the most important parts of leadership and how it can help or deteriorate our longevity as strong, effective leaders. Simply, leadership is being ahead of those you are leading in such a way that you realize that every decision is not isolated but connected.

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