How do you seek to serve those you lead? This is a question that we are constantly evaluating here at ARC and we regularly invite those we work with to consider as well.
A couple of weeks ago my colleague, Betty Pries, wrote about a quote from Kouzes and Posner which represents one of core values – love. In this quote it says, “The secret to success is to stay in love. Staying in love gives you the fire to ignite other people, to see inside other people, to have a greater desire to things done than other people. I don’t know any other fire, any other thing in life that is more exhilarating and is more positive a feeling than love is.”
Our love should be evident through all things that we do within our organizations and faith communities. Without love, it becomes increasingly difficult to serve those around us. It becomes increasingly difficult to lead those around us. It becomes increasingly difficult to speak God’s words to those around us. This past week during my daily devotions I read a passage from 2 Peter that talks about character qualities that we should all strive for in our growth. These attributes are that of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love.
Love is something we should all strive for. It’s both the beginning of our leadership journey and the end. Leadership is not an affair of our minds, it is an affair with our hearts. So let me ask you, how do you seek to serve those you lead?
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Jason is in the business of helping churches move from conflict situations to creative solutions. He has particular skills in conflict management, social media, and leadership development.