A Few Lessons That I Have Learnt Regarding Organizational Leadership

1. Keep things stable in your organization – this does not mean avoiding problems – but dealing with them in a way that will not disturb the stability of your organization. This also means planning and anticipating those problems and being prepared with a ready solution to deal with them.

2. Know your people and appreciate them for who they are not what you think they are or what you would like them to be – know their weaknesses as well as their strengths – appreciate them and treat them with dignity.

3. Give your people a chance to get to know the real you – not the “you” that you think you are or want to be but the “you” as you really are!

4. Be forthright with your people in all your dealings with them.

5. Be Sincere.

6. Be kind – lead with your head as well as your heart. You are not a computer or some kind machine just working to produce certain results and neither are you people.

7. Take responsibility for everything – especially what goes wrong in your organization/ministry – hard to do but very important. No blame shifting if you are a leader. You can’t lead that way.

8. Covet none of the credit for anything good that your organization does. You haven’t done it – others have! But rejoice in it and give praise to the LORD for giving you the grace to do something good and spread/share that joy with others in your organization/ministry.

9. Remember where you have come from.

10. Never lose sight of where you are going.

11. Stay the Course – don’t run from problems! When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

12. Trust God for results and rest in Him alone! You will be surprised to discover how liberating that is and how wonderful it is to throw yourself in the hands of the LORD.