Me? a Leader?? New leadership series in July!
If I were to ask you, “Do you consider yourself a leader?,” there’s a high likelihood that you would say, “No.”
Actually, I know some of you, and some of you might add a few choice words before saying that “No.”
But even if I don’t know you, the odds are in my favor that you would still say, “No.” In fact, a recent study showed that over 80% of people polled don’t consider themselves leaders. The exception to this is those people within their workplaces who, on the org-chart, have the most responsibility.
However, if I were to ask you, "Who has had the most impact on your life?” or “Who has helped shape you the most in becoming the person you are today?” there’s also a high likelihood that none of you would say, “My boss” or “My direct report”.
What I’d be willing to put my money on is that you’d say, “My mom. My dad. My aunt. My uncle. A teacher. A coach. A friend.”
Why is that?
I believe it’s because leadership isn’t a position or title.
Leadership is influence.
Now, my point is that whether you realize it or not, you’re influencing someone—which by default, makes you a leader.
So with that in mind, this leaves you 2 options:
1. You can rail against and deny your responsibility to be a positive influence
2. You can learn how to best influence the people around you
I’m obviously advocating for the second option; which is why these last 3 Sundays in July, we’re going to see what the Bible has to say about leadership, and how to most positively influence the community in which God has placed you.
Hope you make the time to join us!