You can’t push a string.

November 16, 2011

“Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behaviour or development of People in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader.”*

Most of us hope to be influential, whether with our children, spouse, co-workers or employees.  We want to be a positive influence on our congregations or neighborhoods.  Nobody, really, nobody wants to leave no impression on others, and very few want to leave a negative impression.  So Blanchard and  Barrett are right, there are places in which, regardless of our job title, we are leaders.  So lets lead right.

I’m thinking of the teen or adult who helps out on Wednesday evening or Sunday morning.  Most don’t consider themselves “leaders” and in fact would probably self-label their activity as “helping.”  Well, DUH!   Okay sorry for the sarcasm.  Far to many people have had bosses when they needed leaders otherwise they would understand that leaders help.  They Serve.  They wash feet.  And yes, they give direction, encouragement, and hope.

So to all the “helpers” out there; Thank you for leading kids towards Jesus.



*Blanchard, Ken; Colleen Barrett (2010-11-29). Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success (p. 5). Pearson Education (US). Kindle Edition.


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