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Leadership Qualities: Discernment Part 5

Paul Changed Plans-Acts 16:1-13

All leaders need discernment. Paul had it and he used it to select new leaders, to size up what to say in a courtroom, and to know where to go next on his missionary trips.

Such was the dynamic leadership of God. Discerning leaders usually share some common traits. They are:

Leader as Doctor-Romans 3:21-26

Paul gives us a new picture of leadership: the leader as spiritual doctor. Leaders must match problems with solutions. Their understanding must be broad and general, but also deep and personal. Although doctors have graduated from medical school, to be relevant they must examine their patients. Only then can they suggest prescriptions.

Join me next time for Leadership Issues: Change Part 1