Archive | January 28, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 28

Scripture Passage: Exodus 1:1-22
A Good Leader Uses Influence A Bad Leader Uses Force
One major difference between good and bad leaders is that good leaders use influence and bad leaders use force. Pharaoh feared that the children of Israel would join Egypt’s enemies in fighting against Egypt if war broke out and flee the land and so he subdued the people by force making them serve with rigour. This is bad leadership. A good leader would have employed influence instead of force, he would have made the people love him and Egypt so much they would not have fought against Egypt or fled in war situation. He applied force and eventually the people fled Egypt and left it in ruins.
The lesson here is this; when a leader acts in fear instead of love he will employ force instead of influence and the consequences are always grave.
Prayer: Father, help me to be a good leader and to use influence instead of force.