The purpose and intent (of a true leader) shall be to elevate mankind’s faith, and to fill the world with justice!
After having the most delightful conversation today, I found myself thinking about this very thing. The purpose and intent of a true leader. A true leader, should provide the necessary tools for their following, to make the best possible decision not only for themselves-but for all parties involved. Has a passion to help inspire others, has the mind, will and desire(drive) to get things done(in an orderly fashion) is dedicated to growing/mentoring others. They should seek to lift and not tear down. They should show you the right way, instead of ridiculing you for doing the task incorrectly. We have all been faced with difficult people in leadership roles. Personally, I had the unfortunate/fortune of dealing with several. What is an unfortunate/fortunate? Well, at the time that I endured that rough patch, I felt like I had the worst luck ever when it came to people whom I worked for. The very first was back in 2005, the owners of my very first real estate gig were horrible(so I thought)-My very first day, I was yelled at for not knowing how to answer the phone(she didn’t tell me what I needed to say) when asked, she told me to wait for my new co-worker to train me. LOL As time went on, I grasped the industry pretty quickly and soon, was hired on permanently and surpassed the original staff. The owners actually liked me a great deal, though they never told me, personally-they began to show it later.
Fast forward, in 2009, it was time to move on. On April 19th, I started my second real estate position (makes less money than before)with another company. The office setting was relaxed (perhaps too relaxed) but could be stressful. I worked long hours, would receive bonuses, but I wasn’t fulfilled. The leadership, well, let’s just say-believed that money would bring about happiness. WRONG. The 3rd and present position-which I feel has been the hardest, has taught me a test of faith, strength and true endurance. When I first came on board, I was paired with who I though was Satan himself. This lady was so scattered brained, psychotic and just a true demon(except she had no idea how the enemy was using her) she did and said things to people that were just horrible. Always believed that someone was jealous of her, little did she know-folks actually felt sorry for her. Her presence alone, proved her to be one of the loneliest/ misguided people I have ever encountered. She was so unhappy and as a result made everyone else unhappy(at least she tried too)She lead as she lived-which was disastrous. She lived as if she was owed/entitled to things and it would prove to be very hard to move ahead with a leader who didn’t know how to lead.
The unfortunate/fortunate is that I HAD to endure those storms. It was a part of my destiny to meet those people to help to shape who I am today. I realized that “ If the head isn’t right, the body will not be right” As it relates to you and/or me. If the head(leader)isn’t performing and/or conducting themselves in a manner that we can learn from, the body(workers, students, government, police) will not respond in the manner of which we are supposed to respond in. There’s a scripture that reads “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. We are all not called to be teachers/leaders. There’s a lot of people who have not been called to teach and/or lead. When we forget the real reason or in most cases begin to operate as if we are in control we really lose it. How? We lose control by not going to our Heavenly father for counsel. We lose control by thinking that we should or can allow our emotions to lead us. The greatest leader, needs encouraging, guidance and a vision of purpose. The greatest leader has to be teachable. One cannot assume the responsibility and believe they know it all. Times are ever changing and we all stand in the need of fine tuning.
My question for you is this: If you are a leader, where do you seek your directive from? Who is your source of help? If you are currently in the following role, where does your head seek his/her leadership from? How many of you are following simply because you’ve been told that you belong in the back when you should really be at the front, leading? And how many are leading when you should be in the back?
There is a time and place for everything, be careful about moving simply because you want to be seen…. Focus more on “while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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