Led More By Jesus
In this 25th anniversary article, Ingrid Davis states, “the most important thing we bring to leadership is ourselves” and that “true leadership begins on the inside of a leader.” The beginning of a New Year is an excellent time to reflect on who we are and who we are becoming.
[This article is adapted from, Leadership Wisdom: Growing in the Art of Leadership, Chuck Davis, editor and contributing author. NY:NY Beaufort Books, copyright 2016. ISBN 9780825308345]
What I have found as a leader and a coach of leaders is that one of the most important aspects of leadership is the quality of our souls.
King Solomon, one of the wisest kings in all the annals of history, said it this way, “Above all else, guard your heart — for it is the wellspring of life” (Prov. 4:23). The heart, or the soul, is who we really are; it’s our mind, will, and emotions; the source of our attitudes, the keeper of our passions and desires, and the seat of our moral actions. The soul, then, is the center of who we are — past, present, and future — but most importantly in that spectrum, who we are becoming in relationship with Jesus, being led more by him. Continue Reading