Leadership, Short and Sweet

Today’s Coffee of Choice: Homemade Coconut Mocha Latte with Hershey’s Kisses melted in

Today’s Scripture: Protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one. Taken from Jesus’s prayer in John 17:11 and my current personal prayer of unity for the Christian leaders in my life

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Coffee Talks on Leadership I’ve been posting lately. Today, I’d like to highlight several quotes on leadership based on my Five Cs of Leadership post and the books I’ve been reading. I’ll attempt to be short and sweet. Speaking of sweetness, I’ll also be giving away some chocolate from a fabulous place called Mid’s in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Comment on this post before midnight on 2/10/13 for a chance to win! Now, get ready to chew on some quotes!

A leader strives to possess solid character.
“Instead of bossing others around, boss your heart around by reminding it to remember who God is– and how good He is at being God. Remember that more than simply serving Him, God wants you to seek Him.” – Renee Swope in A Confident Heart

A leader is committed to service.
“The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in so doing will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern rather than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.” – Eugene B. Habecker; quoted from The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell

A leader communicates well.
“The spoken word is one of the triumphs of man….” – Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A leader demonstrates competence.
“Never, ever, ever, ever quit.” – Sigmund Brouwer; quoted from 112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists compiled by C.J. Darlington

A leader models courage.
“Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s the willingness to act in the face of fear.” – Nicole Braddock Bromley in Hush

4 thoughts on “Leadership, Short and Sweet

  1. Makes me wonder about whether leaders are born or made. I think it must be a mix, a leader is born with a leader’s attitude and made through discipleship and mentoring.

    • I agree that a great leader is a combination of innate ability and learned behavior. I also believe, however, anyone can learn leadership skills no matter what abilities they bring to the table. Congratulations! You’ve won some Mid’s candy! Look for an email in the near future with more information!

  2. I wish I had seen this before Feb 10. 😉 On a serious note, I completely agree that in order to be an effective leader, you must be a servant. Really, that has to come first. Thanks for your post!

    • I’m glad you were able to stop by, Laurel! Being a servant is something I learn more and more about every day. My kids are good teachers in that regard. 🙂

      Stay tuned for more fun giveaways, too! I love to do as many of them as I can!

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