Leadership

A Look At Leadership: Inspired Leader

Leadership is a tricky word. Volumes are written on answering the questions of leadership.

Such as:

  • What is a leader?
  • What makes a leader?
  • How does one effectively lead?
  • What determines the success of a leader?

You would think with all the volumes, and I mean VOLUMES, that have been written about leadership that we would have it all figured out by now!

FUTURE POSTS

That that said, I have thought about writing on leadership for over a year.

So today I begin by adding a new expanded category of blog posts dedicated to leadership, more specifically, leaders who are in the pursuit of the living God.

I’m choosing to reach down into the archives of my life and write from my own personal experience about the victories and hard lessons of leadership.

More importantly, I want to share with you how God makes and shapes the leader from a biblical context.

The greatest leader who ever lived is Jesus and the greatest leadership coach is the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, there is no greater leadership book than the Bible.

THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

Truth is, it takes years to make a leader. I believe it took God forty years to groom Moses to lead the people out of Egypt and almost that long to groom Joseph to govern that same nation years later. This does not take into account the many leadership lessons these guys learned while leading. There are many!

Here’s the thing. Lists alone don’t make leaders.  Books alone won’t make leaders.  These are all helpful and they are great tools but they cannot be central to the leader who is pursuing God

What I believe is central in the making of a leader is the continual work of the Person of Holy Spirit in the leader’s life who humbly receives revelatory counsel from God’s Word and is willing to stick their neck out in obedience to God’s leadership call.

Leadership is all about following. Leadership is all about communion. Leadership is about dependence. Leadership is all about obedience. It’s a high call that requires all!

A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION AND WORLDVIEW

I want to write from a biblical perspective and worldview. What troubles me is the amount of Christian leadership content that contain very few, if any, references to the Bible.

If we are truly going to help people become better leaders, we have to build a leadership foundation and culture that is clearly anchored in the Word.

Why is this?

People need to be able to find these leadership principles in scripture, study them for themselves and gain greater revelation and practical application.

They need a leadership “stake in the ground”, a reference point, that is God-centered and will not change regardless of what new leadership models might roll in.

Right now, there are so many leadership plates spinning in so many leadership circles. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to put the Bible on the table and start from there!  I really don’t think leadership is as hard as we’ve made it!

So I want to go after building “Inspired Leaders” by breathing God’s Word and life into the leadership fabric of their lives.

YOUR INPUT

I ask for your comments as I make the journey of unpacking what I know about leadership. I’ll need your input. I’ll need your feedback. I’ll need your idea’s. I will need your revelation.

I’m not a self-made leader, no one is. We learn from the Lord, His Word and one another. So I invite you in!

I don’t know where all this is going but I do know that I need to begin.

Thoughts: Love to get your thoughts on this post. You can share your thoughts in the comment area below. 

Greg Simas

• Pastor | Writer | Leader | Coach • Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer in SF Bay Area. "Building people whose lives change so they can change lives."

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10 thoughts on “A Look At Leadership: Inspired Leader”

  1. Hi Greg,
    I’m excited to read what you will have to share.

    I have always thought that a good leader is also a good follower and is willing to work inside the group, sometimes from the middle, the back and the front, encouraging and motivating those whom are being led.

    Blessings.

  2. I’m sure this series is going to be excellent, Greg. For those questing to live from a Kingdom worldview, Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Life Coach, Mentor, and Leadership Model. His leadership style is revolutionary and massively transforming. I like your core point about pursuing God …. in whatever sphere of leadership, Kingdom-styled leaders say, “Follow me as I follow God in this.”
    Looking forward to it!

    1. Thanks, Brian. There is no greater leader than the Lord, HImself. What He did as a man in leading a movement is nothing short of miraculous. There are lots of take-aways, for sure!

  3. Hey, I love your statement about ….”breathing God’s Word and life into the leadership fabric of lives. I’m a big fan of encouragement and pulling out greatness. A good leader, recognizes the “greatness” someone carries and encourages that in them. The “breathing” is Love!!! It does take time and connection with this (potential great) person on the part of the leader. I also agree that “leadership isn’t as hard as we make it out to be!” If a leader is unable to “love well”……leadership is hard and tricky!!!

    1. Fully agree, Tammy. Like it’s been said, “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Love is the glue to lasting, successful leadership. Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Hi Greg,
    I am a development chairman in our local church in Kenya. we are in the process of building the church as we also undertake numerous other projects. We have believed in God and he has been so graceful and mighty in terms of our giving. At this time most people seem to be dying in the spirit of giving.
    what can you advice in terms of leadership?
    I do find your writing inspiring having only googled with a specific man of God in mind.

    1. Hi Leonard. What I have discovered is that people don’t necessary give to need they give to vision. What leaders need to do is to create a picture for what could be and how people can make the dream a reality through their prayerful and financial support. There is so much more but I hope this small piece of advice helps you!

  5. Dear Greg,

    As a regular reader of your blog, I’m so glad to know that you will be starting a series on leadership very soon. May I request that it be a series we could do along with you ? Something interactive..

    Thanks ! I’ve learnt much from your blog.

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