Leadership Qualities: Discernment Part 3
Zerubbabel Reads People-Ezra 4:1-3
Leaders must practice discernment. Relationships can get messy; people often harbor personal agendas and attempt to mask their true motives or to make them sound more noble than they really are.
Leaders must read the people, then lead the people. They must understand the timing, the people, the situation, and the priorities, then act accordingly. Their action depends upon how they read these factors. Discernment always precedes decision. Analysis always precedes action.
Leaders Assess, Then Respond-Ezekiel 18:1-32
God handles each circumstance based on His assessment of the individual situation. In Ezekiel 18 God reminds us to use discernment in each situation we face. Don’t package everyone together, but size everyone up, one at a time. Respond correctly to each situation. Consider a few rules of thumb to increase your leadership discernment:
Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Discernment Part 4