10 Things I Love About Leadership

Some posts you write are simply reflective and cathartic.  This will be one of those as I am currently in that state of mind.  Leadership is a wonderful thing.  It definitely has some perks which often makes its price worth paying.

The following are just some of the reasons why I love leaders and leadership:

  1. Leadership gives organizations and people vision.  It takes people somewhere.
  2. Leadership inspires people.  It knows that the world is dying for inspiration.
  3. Leadership offers solutions.  It solves problems.
  4. Leadership builds teams.  It allows you to do life with others and have accomplishment in the context of community.
  5.  Leadership provides hope.  It sustains you during difficult times.  
  6. Leadership gives direction.  It prevents rudderless activity.
  7. Leadership is sustained by character.  It protects and validates your talent.
  8. Leadership is influence.  It is not positional.
  9. Leadership serves others.  It is not self-serving.
  10. Leadership leaves a legacy.  It impacts a day and time we cannot see.

Thanks for listening to my list today.  Leadership is so complex.  Who knows, depending on what tomorrow holds, I may have a completely different list.  Why don’t you tell us what you love about leadership?

Oh, one more thing.  As I read through that list of ten items one more time, it confirmed in my heart and mind this fundamental truth – Jesus Christ is the greatest leader who ever lived.

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

4 Responses to “10 Things I Love About Leadership”

  1. Brian,

    Great list! Love #10 – legacy! So true.

  2. qadvocate RT @BrianKDodd: 10 Things I Love About Leadership: http://wp.me/pVReH-fL<<#Leadership is indeed complex

  3. mattj1988 “Leadership leaves a legacy. It impacts a day and time we cannot see.” – @BrianKDodd So true

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