Archive | February 20, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 51

Scripture Passage: Exodus 18:1-25
Effective Leadership Requires Flexibility
When Jethro visited Moses in the wilderness, he observed that Moses singlehandedly judged the entire congregation of Israel, judging all matters great and small, from morning until evening. Jethro thought a change was required. He advised Moses to appoint other judges who would judge smaller matters and bring to Moses’ attention only the big matters. This change in operations would save time and conserve Moses’ energy for other tasks. In other words, it would produce more effective leadership. The Bible says, “So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.” Moses was flexible and changed his mode of operations.
The lesson here is this; a leader who will be effective must be flexible because only a flexible leader welcomes change. A leader who is set in his ways will insist on working the same way even when it has been proven to be detrimental to him, his people and organisation.
Prayer: Father, help me to be flexible and welcome change where it is required.