Tuesday, May 26, 2015

great leadership thoughts

They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.

Great leaders have built in to them high character and passion, but great leaders are also led and built by other great leaders.  That is why I am taking some time today to give you some statements to think about.

Many of these would be classified as “words to live by” or “leadership wisdom”, but whatever you call them, we need men and women who make a choice to lead well.  As you read through these quotes and thoughts, I pray God helps you ingest them and that they ignite a fire for you to serve and lead others.

Read on… lead on:

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” ~ Ken Blanchard

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John C. Maxwell

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” ~ Seth Godin

“But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.” ~ Francis Chan

“The trap the enemy wants us to fall into is worshiping the blessings rather than the Blessor.” ~ Robert Morris

“Whether we write lyrics or craft legislation, sell homes or teach classes, design spaces or open franchises, prayer is a critical part of the creative process. Don’t just brainstorm; praystorm.” ~ Mark Batterson

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” ~ Charles Wesley

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.” ~ Charles F. Stanley

“Don’t just delegate tasks to the next generation. If you delegate tasks, you create followers. Instead, delegate authority to create leaders.” ~ Craig Groeschel

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.” ~ Steve Jobs

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.

Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.

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