Leaders Go First

by Andy Wood on December 1, 2012

in Leadership, Life Currency, Since You Asked

Q – Please give me one ‘nugget’ of wisdom from your own experience of authentic Christian leadership.

A – Okay, here goes.  This sounds like I’m stupidly stating the obvious, but it’s amazing how easy it is for people with leadership positions or aspirations to forget it:

Leaders go first.

They’re the first to serve.

First to see the future.

First to take action.

First to offer their lives and experience as an example.

They’re the first to listen.

First to love.

First to fight off enemies of whatever nature.

First to heal and restore the wounded.

Leaders are the first to be attacked.

First to fail.

First to admit failure.

First to forgive.

They’re the first to see problems.

First to find solutions.

First to praise others for success.

First to accept the responsibility for coming up short.

Authentic Christian leaders are the first to pray.

First to admit they need God.

First to meet the needs of others.

First to gather others together for a worthy cause.

They’re the first to reach out to build bridges.

First to reach up to honor God.

First to reach back and pull others along.

First to reach forward to fulfill a dream or advance a vision.

If you’re looking for the leader in any setting, you never need look any further than the one who’s willing to lay it all on the line…

To go first.

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Martha Orlando December 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

Signs of a true leader, indeed! I sure wish there were more of these in D.C. . . .
Blessings, Andy!
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