10 Things I've Learned in Leadership
- Jarrid Wilson Pastor, Author, and Blogger
- 2012 12 Dec
Leadership is one of those pinnacle topics that everyone has their hand in. It doesn’t matter where you work, what you do, or where you plan on going. We all lead something. But the real question is, how great of a leader are you?
Over the last five years of ministry I have had the opportunity to be in various roles, and under the leadership of incredible people.
Below are 10 things I have learned most in leadership
1. I will never know everything.
2. I will never turn down an opportunity to learn.
2. People shall always be put over programs.
3. My mistakes are learning opportunities.
4. Leadership begins when I can let go of myself, and allow God to lead through me.
5. My integrity carries more weight than my gifting.
6. The day I stop learning is the day I should stop leading.
7. I can always learn from the people around me. (No matter their title)
8. It is vital for me to have older/wiser accountability. (Someone who’s been doing this longer than me.)
9. The way I respond to destruction carries more weight than the way I respond to victory.
10. The way I live my everyday life is just as important as the way I lead a team or group. (If not more)
I hope these values pierce your heart the way they have pierced mine. These are not the only values necessary for the life of a leader, but I believe they are definitely a good start.