22 Facts About The Key Ingredient To Becoming A Leader Who Stands The Test Of Time

We’ve all seen leaders whose influence was short-term.  They were here today and gone tomorrow.  So what is the difference in leaders who last and the ones pass the test of time?  The answer can be found in the single word “Faithfulness”.

Dr. Crawford Lorrits is more than a pastor to me.  I basically view him almost as a Life Coach.  This past Sunday he discussed the type of leader that is sustainable and lasts.  I am pleased to share his amazing thoughts and insights with you.

  1. The key to faithfulness is to find out what you were born to do.
  2. We’ve all made commitments we were unable to keep.  There needs to be some grace in this.
  3. The clock and the calendar are enemies of our intentions.
  4. Faithfulness is a relative term because it’s constantly growing and developing characteristic.
  5. Faithfulness is the result of a continuous pursuit of faithfulness.
  6. Eugene Peterson says “Faithfulness is a long obedience in the same direction.” 
  7. There is a place in which you deem valuable that you need to arrive.
  8. Parents need to develop faithfulness in their children more than their skills.
  9. We do the things we say “Yes” to.  You’re not going to be faithful if you say “Yes” to everything.  First there is the vision and then the price to be paid.
  10. Faithfulness is developed in an environment of delayed gratification
  11. Faithfulness trumps greatness.
  12. Faithfulness is the difference between dreams and reality and intentions and impact.
  13. Faithfulness teaches us that we need to live lives with the end in mind.  We need to be people who live from grave.
  14. Faithful people look at the grave and then backfill their life.
  15. Faithfulness is tied to God’s goodness in our lives.
  16. The end of the road will not be frivolous,  The end clarifies everything.
  17. Faithfulness is a core choice.

5 Features of Faithfulness

  1. It is the window to which others see our character and integrity.
  2. It underscores our value and importance.
  3. It brings clarity and purpose to our life.
  4. It produces discipline and stability.
  5. It marks the trails we have traveled.

Final question for everyone reading this post – Are you a faithful leader?

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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.

One Response to “22 Facts About The Key Ingredient To Becoming A Leader Who Stands The Test Of Time”

  1. Brian – You really out-did yourself with this post. It will be hard to do any better. What an incredible list on an incredible topic. Thanks for contributing to excellent leadership.

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