Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 329

Scripture Passage: Luke 7:33-34
Whatever the Leader Does He Will Be Criticised
Jesus said, “For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!” Jesus and John the Baptist were prominent leaders with different lifestyles. But the people were displeased with both of them and faulted their lifestyles.
The lesson here is this; whatever the leader does he will be criticised. Criticism is without any doubt the daily companion of the leader. All leaders have had their fair share of criticism from their followers and from those who were threatened by their vision. According to Albert Einstein, “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.” It is foolishness to assume that you can please everybody every time. Bear in mind that no matter how popular you become, someone somewhere reserves the right to be unimpressed.
Prayer: Father, help me not to be distracted by critics.

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