“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” – John 3:16
The Master Leadership Expert is God Himself. If we take time out to study His principles and methods in which He operates and relates with His subordinates we could receive a great deal of wealth in knowledge and wisdom in areas of leadership management.
The Bible tells of How God handled satan’s rebellion in heaven and how also He related with Adam and Eve when they fell. There is so much to learn in leadership and people management from the Lord Himself. He has very unique leadership styles that mark Him out as the Lord of the Universe.
Today as we look at leadership through the eyes of the creator, let us consider His exemplary leadership style. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… Before He ever asked us to give our lives to Him, He gave us His son. Before He asked Abraham for the sacrifice of his son Isaac, he gave Him a vast possession of land and the promise of fathering an innumerable generation of children. He never asks until He has first given to us. He is the greatest leader.
As a leader, it is expedient that we place foremost the needs of our subordinates and explore avenues to meet those needs. Only then can we generate the best potentials in them to give birth to our dream goals. A leader who is poor in relationships is on his way downwards. Today, several leaders are becoming dictators and their followers wish they just get changed as soon as possible. This is not a good disposition. If you can make the people happy, they will make you laugh.
John Maxwell said, “people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care”, how true. The God example throughout scriptures for all generations is in this light. Have you noticed how that God only demands a little of what He gave you? Your offerings are a function of what you have been blessed by Him with…. nothing more.
If you want people to believe in you and to enthusiastically and passionately pursue your dreams and visions, reach out first to them. Meet their needs and you wouldn’t need to ask them… they will naturally meet yours. Let us follow the example of the Master. Put people first.
– david sanda