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The term “leadership” is used in a variety of ways in today’s world, but what does that really mean? Today’s society says you can be called a leader in one area, and not be one in another. For example, former President Bill Clinton was the leader of the free world and yet he was an adulterer. He had multiple affairs with other women. He wasn’t a leader in the marriage nor was he as a father. So what is leadership anyway? In the church, it’s called servant leadership, where you serve the people and put God and others first. When you give up the right to your own opinions, you become a “fireman” instead of an “arsonist”. You put out fires instead of adding fuel to them. Too many today think that leadership is getting your own way and doing what you want, regardless of how it affects others. Really, leadership is leading people. In fact, the lowest level of leadership is saying, “I’m the boss, and you better do what I say and never disagree with me”. That’s called positional leadership, where people follow you because they have to, not because they want to. The highest form is servant leadership where people follow you because they want to and respect you. You treat them well. Let’s strive to be servant leaders in every area of our lives.
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Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 12:41 PM CDT
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