Saturday, December 22, 2018

Daily Devotion: Improving Leadership

Bible Reading: Romans 12:1-8

Key Verse: Verse 8 – "Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."

Key Words: he that ruleth, with diligence

Hudson Taylor, the founder of the China Inland Mission, was a simple but astute man. He had the gift of saying profound things in a simple way. This is certainly a character trait one needs to improve in their leadership. Taylor said that there are six qualities that will help to improve one’s ability to lead.
  1. Improve the character of the work (people should know what is expected of them).
  2. Work toward making the workers successful.
  3. Remove stumbling blocks that keep workers from succeeding.
  4. Oil the wheels that stick. Solve problems quickly.
  5. Amend whatever is defective. Correct things that are wrong.
  6. Be creative, not critical.
I might add one more thing: leadership is always out front. Never lead from the rear or from the sidelines. It was leadership from the rear that led Israel into the wilderness.

What to do:
✞ Ask yourself and answer honestly: Are you seeking to be a better leader in the home, work, or school?

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