The Purpose of Leadership

What is my fundamental purpose as a leader?  In a very narrow sense it is to get results, or create abundance, for my company.  But John 10:10 asserts something bigger:  “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  So if I get it right, not only does my team create abundance at work, I allow them and if proper help them to also create abundance at home and in every endeavor of their lives.

How?

Well, people want a boss they can trust, a leader of unquestioned integrity.  We are given the secret to this in Genesis 1:27:  “So God created human beings in His own image.”  This means when my team looks at me to watch what I do and how I do it, and listens to what I say and how I say it, they should see the strength, the discipline, the love, and morality of Jesus Christ.

And people also want a boss who accepts them as they are.  I don’t judge my motives, so neither should I judge theirs.  And they want honest assessments of their performance so it is incumbent I tell them the truth.  John 13:34 puts it this way:  “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”  People deserve and respond to unconditional love.

This is the calling and the truth to exalted lives and outstanding business results.

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