Growing As A Leader – Wisdom

April 23, 2012

Good Monday morning!  Beautiful, though nippy, day here in southwest Michigan.

Starting to read a new book by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller entitled Great Leaders Grow. We all know, or should know, that it is imperative that we grow as leaders – in all areas of our lives.  We most often focus our attentions on improving our skills as a leader and read on developing leadership skills.

However, the one thing we need so desperately as leaders is wisdom. Proverbs talks much of our need for wisdom:

“To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:2-7 ESV

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech, . . .” Proverbs 2: 6-12 ESV

As leaders, we need to grow first in wisdom – and wisdom is from the Lord.  Seek Him.

Blessings on you week!
BG