Thinking about Leading

My pastor asked me about using the program I run at church as a means to train leaders for our church and community. As a result, I’ve been contemplating the difference between a leader and a follower. For my benefit, I’d like to do a series of posts exploring specific traits that a person can develop to become a successful leader. I have not read anything on this subject, so this will flow completely from my little brain. I’m sure I’ll miss a bunch. I’m sure I’ll be redundant with what has already been written.

o well

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  1. This is why “Ender’s Game” is my favorite book, because it explores what the best kind of leader looks like. And it’s not what most people think.

    And I’m trying to remember some of the traits… I know Ender was intelligent, discerning and selfless. But not selfless in the serving sense (he was great at delegating according to people’s talents) but selfless in the sense that deep down inside he didn’t WANT to lead. So, he didn’t let it go to his head. Those that want to lead are the ones that become corrupted by the power they crave. (They crave it, they enjoy it, they are afraid to lose it, they fight to keep it at all costs, and that isn’t what good leadership is about.)

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