15 Things I want my Grandkids to Know about Leadership
True, godly leadership—in any context—is inspiring another person to reach for his or her potential.
- Why they must forever study and work to be accomplished leaders and managers.
- Why Christ-like servant leadership is always best—period.
- How to be creative, bold, visionary.
- Why culture is so powerful; how to create and maintain a healthy, nourishing culture.
- To understand themselves, other personality types and nationalities to create teamwork.
- That their personal example is the most powerful way to influence others so they must demonstrate spiritual and emotional maturity, trustworthiness, and competence.
- About the complexities of human motivation; how to tap into their own and help others to become highly self-motivated.
- That, as leaders, they hold the precious potential of other people in their hands and have a sacred stewardship responsibility to detect, develop, and deploy the gifts and talents of others.
- That they need a variety of leadership tools and should thoughtfully choose how to act in different situations.
- That their leadership role should always include coaching to help others grow and succeed over the long haul (and to resolve conflict positively).
- How important it is to communicate (write and speak) effectively so their messages are timely, appropriate, powerful, understood, and acted upon.
- That humans really learn by doing so they must share opportunities and skillfully delegate to develop others.
- That crafting clear, measurable organizational and personal goal statements are a powerful way to ratchet up performance and invoke mature, self-accountability.
- They must persevere for their job will never be finished
- They don’t need a formal position to lead. True, godly leadership—in any context—is inspiring another person to reach for his or her potential.