When leaders develop other people, they reproduce themselves. This development is done through the process of selection, association, and instruction. Reproducing yourself as a leader is of utmost importance.
Christian mentoring has to do with conviction, character and competence. These are practical and personal qualities and essential in a leader's life. A Christian leader needs to know the heart of God in order to be an effective leader.
A leader needs to pass on leadership qualities. Thus an established a leader needs to reproduce leadership qualities in others.
On the Production level a leader needs to produce results. Personal qualities and people skills are not enough to reach one's goal or produce results. Successes lead to confidence and gather momentum. Problems are solved easier.
Leaders can take people much further when they willingly follow than when they are told authoritatively to follow. Both Jesus and Nehemiah motivated people to follow.
The five levels of leadership are like the rungs of a ladder towards transformational leadership. The levels grow from the Position level, to Permission, Production, People development and finally to the Personhood level.
Some leaders lead in order to be recognized. A leader's ego can be his/her biggest downfall. Jesus was not so concerned about rewards from men rather just wanted to please His Father. Leaders today should assess why they lead.
Every leader has been hurt. If that hurt festers, it can wreak havoc with our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. As Jesus forgave, leaders today also need to forgive.
Anger can be good or bad, but how Christian leaders respond to anger-inducing situations will reflect whether or not they are walking in Jesus' footsteps. Jesus controlled His anger, it never controlled Him.
Leaders become mature by dealing with anger the way Jesus did and by not letting their emotions get the better of them.
The Scripture tells us to speak the truth seasoned with kindness. Jesus always spoke the truth and He was always kind when He did. Christian leader, you too must 'speak the truth in love'.
Jesus is the Truth. Therefore, when He came to Earth, He both lived out and spoke truth to those around Him. As a Christian leader, you will lead well if you follow in His footsteps.