I’ve recently discovered Michael Hyatt’s podcast “This Is Your Life”. According to his website it’s “a weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership.” Hyatt goes on to add, “My goal is to help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence”.
“This Is Your Life” has quickly become one of my favorite of podcasts. It’s caused me to reflect on many of the leaders I’ve known. Some were excellent leaders and some were not.
Since every single one of us is a leader in some way I’ve spent some time this week mentally evaluating my own leadership strengths and weaknesses. It’s an exercise I would recommend to anyone who wants to improve as a leader.
I wanted to see what the Bible had to say on the subject of leadership. There are plenty of verses but I really like Proverbs 16:7 (MSG):
“When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.”
It’s a reminder that if you lead and live in a way that makes God smile you’ll gain the respect of those you are leading.
In what areas of your life are you a leader?