How do You Cope with the Demands of Leadership?

May 6, 2011

I receive a great devotional online a few times a week entitled Lead Like Jesus. It is short and powerful.

The one I received this morning touched an area that I am increasingly becoming more aware of in its importance to the longevity of leaders.  The basic fact is that we need other people to help us to cope with the heavy demands of leadership  – it is critical to our overall health and effectiveness.

Now you don’t need just anyone obviously.  If you are a leader or aspire to be a leader you need spiritual friendships and partnerships with people that encourage and challenge you in your walk with Christ and in your calling.  Someone(s) that care enough about you to call you out on things when needed and also encourage you.

You also need to be that person for someone else.  Who are you investing in? Challenging? Encouraging? Helping to grow?  If you aren’t investing into someone else, I challenge you to find someone this next week and begin to do so.

I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you —that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1:11-12

Have a great weekend,

BG