Competence may get you in the door, but character keeps you in the room.
Character is core to who you are as a leader, whether or not people trust you, and your overall effectiveness for the good of others.
Let’s be blunt.
People simply will not follow anyone they don’t trust.
Being really good at what you do is critical, but character is the bottom line for a spiritual leader.
When selecting a leader, there is a temptation to quickly pass over character and focus on competence and chemistry. We all know character matters; however, good character is often simply assumed. That’s a mistake.
It is good to assume the best, but when it comes to leaders, it’s difficult to “fix” a lack of character. The good news is that you can develop good character.Read More