Being a Godly leader is noble. Through Godly leadership, we aspire to the highest forms of leadership. We climb the leadership ladder by relying on God and building key relationships.
Biblical leaders like Samuel, David and Paul reached the level of 'personhood leadership'. People followed them for who they were and what they represented. This kind of leadership is what you, Christian leader, should aspire to.
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.
To build valuable relationships one must be aware of how we communicate information, thoughts and goals. The tongue reveals our innermost opinions and must controlled.
Courage is costly. Jesus displayed courage and Many followed in His footsteps and paid the ultimate price. Christianity needs leaders who will be willing to pay the price of having courage.