26 – If You Lead, You Need to Heal First

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The Gist:

Many leaders falsely believe that in order to lead well, they have to exclusively superimpose winning strategies upon themselves, when in reality, great leadership flows from a healed heart. The best thing you can do for your “followers” (whether that be in work, friendships or family) is to run after personal healing.

 

Healed Leaders:                                                       Unhealed Leaders:

Accept blame and apologize                                           Blame others

 

Ask questions to clarify                                                    Assume negative intent

 

WYSIWYG                                                                           Hide things to protect reputation

 

Demonstrate empathy                                                       Criticize first

 

Realize their need for team                                               Are fiercely independent

 

Give up power, control                                                       Must maintain control

 

Serve others freely                                                               Demand to be served

 

Love for others to have success                                         Must be recognized, praised

 

Easy to approach                                                                  Guarded

 

Value personal authenticity                                               Value having respect

Scriptures:

“Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God” (1 Corinthians 1:26-29, NLT).

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert” (NASB).

 

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