Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 302

Scripture Passage: Matthew 5:1-48
Leaders Are Teachers
Jesus was a leader with a vision to save mankind and He began by teaching. The Bible says, “And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain; and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him; and He opened His mouth, and taught them…” He commenced His ministry, by teaching those He led.
The lesson here is this; leaders are teachers. And training is the medium through which leaders transfer their values, philosophies and ultimately vision to those they lead. In my opinion, no leader has any business disciplining those he has not trained. When they step out of line, the first question he ought to ask himself is, “have they been trained?” In the same vein, no leader has any business placing people he has not trained in positions of authority as this is usually a recipe for disaster. The leader whose vision will outlive him is the leader who recognises that he is amongst other things a teacher.
Prayer: Father, help me to empower others via training.

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