Monday, October 1, 2007

Positional leadership

a Jesus thought...
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

a Godly thought... (New Book "Authentic Holiness" by Geoff & Kalie Webb)
Salvation is not simply a past experience, but a present reality that involves multiple levels. (p20 Webb)

a leading thought...
In my experience the very top people of truly great organisations are servant-leaders. They are the most humble, the most reverent, the most open, the most teachable, the most respectful, the most caring. (p300 Covey)

a Dave thought...
I was in a conversation yesterday that led me to the question, "does the position make the leader or does the leader make the position?" It is interesting how people long to have a certain title or position of responsibility but when they finally get there things don't seem to run like they envisaged. This is because no matter the title we are given, our own gifting and influence will always determine how effectively we lead. I believe the opposite is also true that a gifted leader no matter where they are placed will have influence regardless of resources or the people around them.
We need to be responsible for own growth and development and if that involves leadership we must continue to work with God and move people on to His agenda, but remember it is God who promotes, we just have to be good stewards of the gifts He has given us.
So for me the leader makes the position, not many can remember Mother Teresa's last appointment in the Catholic Church, but the fruit of her ministry continues to be spoken about. I pray also that when we all come to the end of our time in ministry we won't be described by the positions we held but by the people we touched.

Just a thought.

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