So You Want To Be a Good Leader, Huh?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more…you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

I was so lucky to get to go home straight from training last week. I spent 4 full days at home with nothing too exciting going on. Don’t get me wrong though, it was a perfect break and just what I needed…can’t wait to be home again in less than 3 weeks!

One of the best parts of being home was being able to go to my church! The message was great and the timing was perfect. The message started with the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Great, I thought. It’s not like I don’t get asked that on every visit and answer the same way. “Well… I’m still trying to figure that out.” But Dave wasn’t talking about specifics here – he was talking about leadership and the kind of leader that we want to be and the influence we want to have in this world. We headed right back into the book of James to look for some answers.

I won’t spoil the message but it comes down to this. Good leaders are humble, full of moral integrity, peaceable, considerate, teachable, merciful, impartial, and sincere. The foundation though, is humility.

Check out the message below if you get some free time. If you're anything like me, James 3:13-18 and 4:1-10 will be full of notes, highlights, and markings. Enjoy J