Determining whether or not a leader is acting from a heart of Christlike service requires charitable, patient, humble discernment. It’s not simple. There’s no one-size-fits-all servant leader description.
The exploration of time is biblical. We are told to “redeem the time,” “count our days,” “remember,” and to understand “night is coming.” We know that each day past is time we can never recover. Our lives march inexorably through time. Our lives are marked by its celebration: birthdays, anniversaries, and retirement.
If you’re in leadership—whether it be in ministry or in the marketplace—you have the choice to make courageous decisions that aren’t always “people-pleasing” decisions. How do you face this criticism? How do you respond? Consider these four ways you can deal with critics without beating yourself up.
Great leaders are both intentional and intense. Great leaders bring focus and fury, precision and passion, wisdom and work ethic. With wisdom and discipline, they identify what matters most. And with passion, they continually pursue what matters most.
I struggle with the balance between picking myself up by my own bootstraps (sola boot strapa) and abusing the grace I’ve received and not doing anything to “work” on my spiritual growth. Searching the web for resources is absolutely dizzying, if not nauseating. Honestly, it drives my sense of futility and leads me to despair.