Levels of Leadership
Nothing is cast in stone.
The concept of levels of leadership is not an absolute for any single individual. What is obvious, however, is that most of us have one obvious attribute that defines who we are.
When that identifiable characteristic merges with the job we do, things are good. On the other hand, if our strengths don’t meet the needs of the group we lead, chaos or mediocrity will reign.
Effective and wise people understand the various levels of leadership. When the fit isn’t proper, they can learn how to change their level of leadership or move on to a more appropriate place.
Powerful leaders understand maximizing strengths is the starting point for effective leadership. They also know their strengths affect the performance of those who follow.
Not all weaknesses are fatal.
Great leaders have the wisdom and experience to know what to do about weaknesses.
- ignore them
- minimize them
- eliminate them
Leadership, like life, is not definitively black or white, nor is it always brilliant. It is a spectrum of colors, some of which shine brightly while others fade gently into the background.
As you watch this lesson, do so with an insightful mind, and ask yourself the following questions.
- where do you fit in to the concept of levels of leadership?
- are your strengths an effective fit for your vision?
- do you need to work on developing new strengths?
- do you have weaknesses that need minimizing?
Finally, keep on seeking God-given wisdom so that God’s power can be apparent even in your weaknesses.