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Reasons why Leadership may be less than the best., by J. Oswald Sanders.

  • Perhaps we lack a clearly defined goal that will stretch us, challenge faith, and unify life’s activities.
  • Perhaps our faith is timid, and we hesitate to take risks for the kingdom.
  • Do we show the zeal of salvation in Christ, or is our demeanor morbid and sad? Enthusiastic leaders generate enthusiastic followers.
  • We may be reluctant to grasp the nettle of a difficult situation and deal courageously with it. Or we may procrastinate, hoping the problems will vanish with time.  The mediocre leader postpones difficult decisions, conversation, and letters.  Delay solves nothing and usually makes problems worse.
  • Perhaps we sacrifice depth for breadth, and spreading ourselves thin, achieve only superficial results.

Improving Leadership, by Hudson Taylor

The all important thing to do is to:

  1. Improve the character of the work
  2. Deepen the piety, devotion and success of the workers
  3. Remove the stones of stumbling, if possible
  4. Oil the wheels where they stick
  5. Amend whatever is defective
  6. Supplement, as far as may be, what is lacking

(Quotes taken from “Spiritual Leadership” by J. Oswald Sanders copyright 1994)

Harpeth Baptist Church in Kingston Springs, TN – www.harpethbaptist.org