Leadership isn’t based on a formula, and success isn’t guaranteed. Instead, it is artful and involves change, nuance, life circumstances, and the many variables of human nature.
Only inexperienced leaders assume that because they desire to lead, the road ahead is guaranteed.
Three things are required to even begin leading.
- Purpose – without a heart-burdening problem to solve, a clear goal, a mission/vision, leadership can’t begin.
- Influence – without influence, to some degree; you cannot move people in the direction of the vision.
- Opportunity – without opportunity, an open door, the affirmation and partnership of others, it’s difficult to get started.
On the other hand…
You might be tempted to think that because you lack a particular attribute or qualification that you can’t lead effectively. That’s not true. You may need to compensate for that absence, but God fills in the gaps for all of us.Read More