Leadership is the easiest thing to spot but the hardest thing to define. If you asked ten people what the definition of leadership is, you would get at least eight different answers. The word leadership brings many pictures to mind.
Some people picture William Wallace leading his men into battle. Some may picture Winston Churchill defying the Nazi threat. Others may envision Martin Luther King Jr. standing before the Lincoln memorial challenging the nation with his dream of racial reconciliation. Today in the 21st century, we might think of the innovation of the iPhone, Steve Jobs or a Bill Gates with software, no matter what your definition is or who you think of when you think of leadership.
Leaders love progress. They hate status quo and maintenance is a curse word to them. Leaders make things happen. “The unique role of the leaders is to take us on journeys to places we have never been.”
There are obvious differences between managers and leaders. Too often, the church is over managed and under led. We need leaders!
What is your definition of leadership?
Are you leading?
If not, when will you step up and lead?