A good leader is more concerned with making things better than keeping people busy.
4. It’s hard to be active and thoughtful at the same time
While we’re busy doing ‘something’, we’re always robbing time and energy from better things. Like thinking, planning and listening.
We need to be careful not to criticize leaders who aren’t as busy as we think they should be. What seems like passivity might be very active listening, thinking, praying and processing.
Ten minutes of thoughtful prayer and planning can save an incalculable amount of time, money and energy.
5. Why you’re doing it is more important than what you’re doing
If you can’t answer the ‘why?’ question, you’re not leading. No matter what position you’re in or what title you hold.
6. Waiting on the Lord requires a lot of waiting
Leadership and problem-solving should never be all output.
When that happens, we find ourselves trying to solve everything under our own strength and in our own wisdom.
According to the prophet Isaiah, “in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (30:15) and “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength” (40:31).
Even (especially) in the biggest times of crisis, we need to pause in prayer, reflection and waiting on the Lord.
After all, no one ever renewed their strength or their wisdom by staying busy.
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