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Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 8

Get Along to Go Along-Romans 12:9-21

Many leaders commit the error of separating leadership from relationship. This happens when a person steps into a position of leadership and assumes that everyone will follow his or her ideas because of his or her position. Some leaders wrongly believe that their knowledge alone qualifies them to lead others.

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. We cannot separate leadership from relationships. Leaders help themselves by developing good relational skills. Paul instructs us how to lead through relationships:

  1. Avoid hypocrisy-be sincere and genuine.
  2. Be loyal to colleagues-treat others like brothers or sisters.
  3. Give preference to others-honor the desires of others above your own.
  4. Be hospitable-look for ways to meet the needs of others.
  5. Return good for evil-act, don’t react, when others hurt you.
  6. Identify with others-treat others’ needs or victories as your own.
  7. Be open-minded toward others-seek to connect with anyone you speak to.
  8. Treat everyone with respect-this is a compliment to any person.
  9. Do everything possible to keep peace-choose wisely which hills to die on.
  10. Remove revenge from your life-let God judge others; you love them.

Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 9