Last month I wrote about Stephanie, a non-traditional but highly effective small-group leader I met in college. She was quirky and humble, the perfect fit for a group of guarded young women.
I used to think that leaders, whether at work, the church, or in the government, have it all together. They are organized, efficient, and outgoing. They are confident, immune to envy or doubt. Or are they?
As it turns out, all leaders are in fact human beings. Which means, like me, they are sinners in need of a Savior.
As I’ve changed jobs, served in my church, and worked with non-profits, I have come to appreciate some of the less flashy and obvious leadership traits of those around me. For example, one of my favorite leaders regularly sends handwritten notes of encouragement to team members. Imagine the impact!
I’m curious, what do you think some of the most undervalued leadership traits are?
I’d love to hear from you!