In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins makes the statement that a Level 5 leader is a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will. As most of you know, this book has had a great impact in the field of leadership. A great concept and revolutionary right? Well, let’s see what another book has to say about the subject.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3
“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, . . .” 1 Peter 5:5
“. . . be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your work is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:15
I enjoy and highly recommend the reading of good books by credible authors on the subject of leadership. However, if you have been called to and assigned the humble task to lead and shepherd others, do not neglect the reading of and living out of the teachings on how to do so by the Great Shepherd. He was and is the perfect example of deep humility and unflinching will.
Peace and grace to you this week as you serve others,