[vimeo id="130357456"] I want to take the next few blogs to share some insight about what I like to call the “Godhead Leadership Model." I’m always astonished at how much wisdom the Bible contains about leadership. But God not only spoke this wisdom, He also demonstrates it through His nature. Each member of the Godhead characterizes different aspects of leadership that we can learn from. Over the next few blogs I’ll share thought about all three. So today I’ll discuss three leadership principles that we can learn from God the Father.
First, communicate expectations. In both personal and business relationships, it is especially important to dialogue about your expectations. In the Old Testament, God literally lays down the Law of the land. He communicates what He expects from the Israelites and what His priorities are. So ask yourself, do your employees know what’s expected of them? Do your children know what you really value? If not, you may want to take a line from the Ten Commandments.
Second, commit to being relational. God declares, “I will be your God, and you will be My people.” In one statement, He redeems them from slavery and elevates them to sonship. Now, if you’re managing thousands of employees, you can’t foster that depth of relationship, but you can cultivate a secure work-place environment. Let your employees know you’re watching out for them. Make sure those around know you are focused on investing in people.
Lastly, correct in love. Now, most of us wouldn’t think of the Old Testament as a good example of correction, but think about how God corrected the Israelites. He consistently communicated through prophets what the problem was and how they could correct it. He gave them every chance to amend the issue. Finally, when he had to discipline, He always emphasized the hope of full restoration. So when you have to correct someone, be sure to communicate the problem and the solution, and also give them a chance to correct it.
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