LEADERS HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY
“Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given.” Luke 12:48, GNT
Leaders expect and demand more from themselves than anyone else does. They hold themselves responsible for the success of their work. They accept responsibility for themselves and for getting the results they’ve been appointed to achieve.
Leaders continually remind themselves, ‘‘If this dream will work, I must put my people to work.”
If the dream will work, the team must work. And if the team will work, the leader must work. Nothing works without work. Nothing works until you do.
Leaders say, ‘‘If it’s to be, it’s up to me.’’
Success for a leader is simply
- Realizing the set goals in a short possible time with everyone’s best effort
Leadership is not about occupying a certain position in an organization, it is about getting things done with and through others.
- Maximizing the potential, gifts, and talents of team members
If you can help every member of your department succeed, your work will succeed. Remember, leadership is a work of love. It is not selfish. It benefits both, the leader and the followers.
- Raising others to be like them, and do what they do (multiplying themselves in others.)
When you bring people up to your level, God will lift you up to a new one. He will make sure He lifts you as you lift others.
- Exceed expectations
When you do what is expected – you are a good leader. But when you exceed expectations, you are a great leader. People who do more than is expected prove that they are ready for promotion.
And when things don’t go as planned, great leaders refuse to make excuses, they choose to make progress in spite of the setback. They find solutions to their dilemma. They refuse to dwell on what might have happened; instead, they focus on what can be done now to resolve the problem and lead their team forward to victory.
Leaders have a strong sense of responsibility. They don’t wait to be told what to do. They know that if there is a need in their area of leadership, they are the solution.
Leaders know that God doesn’t reward people according to their positions, He rewards them according to their performance. God doesn’t reward you for just having a responsibility. He rewards you for how you carry out that responsibility.