“Leadership is about make others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact last in your absence.”
I wish I had said that! It is actually a inspiring quote I pulled from a book I’m currently reading, ‘Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,’ by Sheryl Sandburg.
This quote made me think about my relationships, places I’ve visited, job I’ve had, ministries I’ve lead.
As a result of my presence will I leave things better than before? Will there be a lasting impact after I leave?
In order to make that happen I have to be aware of my surroundings. I have to intentionally be committed to excellence. I have to impart to others before I depart.
In coaching others, I’ve been known to say, ” Even ordinary ability when focused excels. Imagine what we could do if we were extra-ordinary!”
If we just made ordinary ability work for us, we would be the smartest one in the room. Imagine what you could do if you supernaturally inspired! You could change the atmosphere.
You could make things better! You could make sure your impact lasted. You would be a example of good leadership.
How are we supernaturally inspired?Through belief in Jesus Christ.
We believe by faith that he is the son of God. We believe he died a sacrificial death to redeem us. We believe he rose again and is now seated on the right hand side of God and we are seated with him.
We are super-natural. To me that means we are Spirit led people. Our natural flesh submits to the Spirit of the Living God. Holy Spirit governs the lives of all who worship God in Spirit and in truth.
When that transformation takes place, when we surrender to God, we are given dominion and authority to regulate our lives, not the lives of other.
We will become true followers of Jesus Christ. In that, we can’t help but to be leaders in the earth. We can’t help but change the atmosphere as a result of our presence. We will impact others for the greater good.