Leaving Leaders

As Linda is on leave, here is one of her most read posts from over the past few months.

Every leader is different and they make an impact on the people they lead.

1 Kings 4:1-34

Reference: “The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy.” ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: There’s nothing quite like a change in power to highlight a leader’s strengths and weaknesses.  When a leader leaves and another takes over, employees become very aware of what was good to work with and what was not.

You either miss the great leadership skills of your past manager or appreciate the different perspective that the new leader brings. Every leader is different and they make an impact on the people they lead.

It’s like throwing a pebble into water – there are ripples. Some ripples make the water look beautiful whereas other ripples cause great disturbances.

Application: King Solomon was known for his wisdom in leadership. This had a significant impact on the people he had authority over.

In fact, Solomon’s leadership was so impressive he even had influence on those not directly under his power.

Solomon showed the impact a great leader can have. In 1 Kings 4 it speaks of the people living well and with equality. There’s not too many world leaders in this day and age who can speak of such leadership success.

We don’t all have to be as powerful as Solomon to have an influence on other people. No matter who we interact with throughout the day, may we strive to leave a positive influence rather than just trying to rock the boat.

Prayer: Lord, give us the wisdom of Solomon so we can declare Your power to those we lead. Amen.

What are some leadership qualities you appreciate?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.