I get weary of the plethora of writing on leadership that exists. Everyone and their dog has their own “17 Leadership Principles You Simply Can’t Ignore,” take on the essentials of leadership. Rather than feeling empowered, I usually come away from these lists feeling discouraged and hopeless.
So when I came across this blog entry on leadership, I thought, “Now that’s something I can get my brain around.” Matt Brown recently wrote on leadership in his blog, “thinke”. He titled his entry, “The Leader Worth Following.” I think it fits well with The Good Enough Pastor concept.
Here is his leadership list in concise form:
“From my reservoir of experience, I believe great leadership boils down to a few key traits that I will spend my life striving to be for others:
1. Be nice
2. Constantly improve
3. Over communicate
4. Under-promise and over-deliver”
For a complete read of his thoughts on leadership, check out his blog at http://www.thinke.org/blog/2011/12/6/the-leader-worth-following.html.