To lead well you must consistently be doing things you do not want to do.
The idea that great leaders only focus on that which only they can do is an illusion.
Nobody else gets to do that, why would you be an exception?
At the end of the day, great leaders see to it that the mission is achieved and that often requires leading by example—getting down and dirty with the troops.
“Great leaders” cloistered away in an ivory tower dreaming up great plans may have a certain appeal, but eventually the great leaders come down from the tower, pick up a cross and say, “follow me.”
- The ONE THING for today: The essence of great leadership: First the cross, then the ivory tower.
Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.