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In this post I’d love to consider the heart of a leader.
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart. I want a heart which honors Christ more than self, one which desires to grow and learn, and one which is willing to sacrifice personal privilege for benevolent purpose of others.
Heart - Leader - Characteristic
The heart of a leader is more important than any other characteristic.
Consider, for example, the life of a Bible character by the name of Joseph. Joseph’s story runs from Genesis 37-50. It’s an amazing story of God’s sovereignty and grace. Joseph is a standard bearer for character in the Old Testament. Some say he’s in many ways an Old Testament example of Christ – not sinless, as Christ was, but certainly a God-fearing man.
Heart - Joseph - Kind - Heart - Leaders
I submit his heart we see in Joseph is representative of the kind of heart all leaders should seek to have.
Here are 5 qualities to seek in the heart of a leader:
Joseph - Dreamer - Problems - Others - Picture
Joseph was a dreamer. It caused him some problems, but he was able to see what others couldn’t see. He saw the big picture. Of course, this came from God, but I believe God has equipped all of us with the ability to dream. It may not be prophetic in nature, but we can seek...
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