How To Develop The Indispensable Quality of Leadership

ChurchLeaders | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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Character … You can’t buy it, earn a degree in it, and you can’t borrow it, but you can develop it. Without it, few will follow you, at least not for long. So, the question arises: How to develop character?

Character itself, like a heartbeat, can’t be seen, but it can be felt, and you know when it’s working well or skipping a beat. In this respect, the absence of character is devasting.

Outcomes - Character - Post - Indicators - Character

The outcomes of character can be seen. I wrote a post describing seven practical indicators of the character of a leader, and you can read it here.

This post focuses on developing your character.

Character - Relation - Moment - Time - Example

It has been said that when it comes to good character, you either have it or you don’t. But that’s in relation to a moment in time. For example, when you hire someone.

When I’m considering a decision to hire or not, at that point in time, the candidate either has good character, or they don’t. That’s not a “judgment”, it’s a discernment that leads to a decision. That’s not the time to say, “Well, ‘Bob’ is highly competent but has huge character flaws; let’s hire him and see what happens.”

That’s very different than the...
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