Fundamental principles underlie the thinking and conduct of all true leaders, and these principles are even sharply defined for leaders within the kingdom of God. From time to time those whom the Lord has chosen for leadership need to examine themselves in the mirror of thought- provoking maxims. These proverbs are designed to help Christian leaders move forward in administrative excellence.
Responsible leaders do not make irresponsible statements.
A godly leader speaks out of the presence of God.
A humble leader never makes light of eternal truths, but esteems them with reverence.
A wise leader resolves conflicts peacefully, not forcefully.
An enduring leader withstands insult without anger.
A wholesome leader is characterized by tolerance, which saves him from hasty decisions in crisis, and retaliations in the face of contrariness.
The good leader attempts to make friends, not enemies.
Dealing harshly with opponents causes more aggravation and hostility. A polite leader uses gentleness and kindness.
A leader who listens well to his subordinates manages them well.
The greatness of a leader is in his humility before God, not in his eloquence before man.
A devoted leader gives himself totally to the ones he is leading, helping them to develop their undiscovered potential.
A patient leader remembers that people’s responses vary according to their nature, temperament, and level of development. undiscovered potential.
A mature leader shows highest respect for others, irrespective of race or rank. undiscovered potential.
A wise leader guards himself against the pitfalls of success, self-assertiveness and over- confidence. undiscovered potential.
Broken promises quickly destroy confidence in leadership. undiscovered potential.
A wise leader inspires and motivates rather than intimidating and manipulating. undiscovered potential.
A weak leader retreats in the face of rising difficulties and loses the respect of his followers. undiscovered potential.
Severe trials open the door to new revelation. undiscovered potential.
The path of leadership is always lonely.
The greater the leader the greater his fall when he succumbs to temptations. undiscovered potential.
A teachable leader eagerly probes for truth learned by others regardless of their status. undiscovered potential.
A relaxed leader relaxes his followers. undiscovered potential.
The self-righteous leader lives in a cell made of blocks of deception, hypocrisy, and lies. undiscovered potential.
A stubborn leader is a menace who cannot be trusted by his colleagues.