One of my many mentors on the great subject of leadership was Dr. Myles Munroe. I learned something great from one of our generations greatest teachers; “Leadership is not the maintenance of followers but the production of other leaders.” There are many principles involved in helping others to discover their destiny on the road of life. None more important than finding your gift and serving that to the world.
As leaders, we must be willing to release others into the dimension of God’s divine calling for their lives. Socrates once said, “The individual leads in order that those who are led can develop their potential as human beings and thereby prosper.”
If that’s not enough, embrace the thought that the leader is the servant who removes the obstacles that prevent people from doing their jobs. Dr. Edwards Deming believed that there were many ways to connect with people and maintain quality control in any endeavor. The task of turning human frailties into genius and abounding progress, requires minds that are brilliant, and hearts that have a proclivity in the habitual inclination for producing leaders of excellence.
“The job of the leader is to create a complimentary team, where every strength is made effective and each weakness is made irrelevant.” Here’s what I know: Momentum provides the energy for needed change. Connecting with people, means caring about the things that they embrace as significant. Because, people don’t care about how much you know, until they know how much you care.
“Great leaders measure themselves by what they get done through others. That requires developing people in a leadership culture.” And, if we’re going to have any lasting success, it must be as a result of connecting, embracing, and trusting others, to bring to the table what only they can bring, THEMSELVES.
Connecting is all about others and goes beyond words, which means, it requires energy. when you’ve given others your best effort, look around and keep standing on the Rock!!