Sunday, January 2, 2011

Heads You Win, Tails You Win

I love this from my John Maxwell Leadership Bible

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. Psalm 78:72

David's leadership succeeded through a two-sided coin: his hands and his heart, or outward skill and inward integrity. Every great spiritual leader must have this combination. David's excellent leadership combined both heart and art. To have one without the other leads to failure. Consider the following list of eleven keys to excellence, aimed at helping us to develop our leadership skills today. Leaders must:

1.Value excellence
2.Not settle for average
3.Pay attention to detail
4.Remain committed to what really matters
5.Display integrity and sound ethics
6.Show genuine respect for others
7.Go the second mile
8.Demonstrate consistency
.Never stop improving
10.Always give 100%
11.Make excellence a lifestyle

From Rod:

And please don't forget - David shepherded them. Put on the heart of our Great Shepherd Jesus as we make disciples of all nations!