I’ve had a few challenging questions to myself and for all leaders lately, especially within Christian circles, and I pose these to myself, and to all who consider themselves to be in such roles. And this is you, even if you don’t realize it, as God may have given you a passion to lead or be an initiator of something that is inside you.

Here goes.

As leaders, if we do a thorough, honest, introspection, do we ever get caught in the trap of thinking that no matter what, we’re always right? That there isn’t something that we may have overlooked, because of human error or oversight? As leaders, does our ego get the best of us? Do we ever honestly think or believe that someone else could not possibly have a better solution than our idea? Are we stubborn to the idea of trying someone else’s way?

When it comes to being critical of others, do we draw a line b/w properly discerning when someone is in error and lovingly correcting them, also keeping them in prayer, and the other side of being outright critical of them in a non-loving manner (condemning/prematurely judging them)? Are we quick to jump to the judgmental side when trying to be Christ-like and loving is too difficult or requires a level of patience from us?

In the chaos of planning and organizing, do we as leaders lose sight of the initial goal of the project we’re involved with? Do we care like we used to about the people we were trying to help? Do we care that it’s become more about pride and ego than helping those people?

Just a few thoughts to ponder over. I know I will be. Because if we fail in in our leadership, the people we are “leading” are not getting what they signed up for, and valuable time is disappearing, for both them and us, while our organization could have been progressing and improving in the process.

3 thoughts on “Three Questions For Leaders

  1. Awesome questions! And very important ones people in leadership need to ask themselves honestly. I’ve thought about these same concepts lately, and something that has helped me and our ministry is narrowing the focus and determining the “win”. A great book that addresses all of these issues is 7 Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone involved in a facet of leadership.

    Being honest and knowing what your goals are will help you avoid programs that may be actually “good” but hurt the overall goal. When the people in your organization see that you as a leader are focused, they are more adept to follow. Awesome questions and I hope people will truly ask and answer them before moving forward in their respective context.

    1. Thanks for the reading suggestion! And I like the idea and concept of determining what the “win” is for your ministry/organization!

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