"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" (Charles Caleb Colton) I have been blessed to read about, meet, and converse with many great leaders. In each of them, I found qualities that were worth imitating in my own life - generosity, courage, faithfulness, boldness, wisdom, drive, and will just to name a few. But as I endeavored to add those concepts in my leadership, it was not as easy as I anticipated. I took counsel from the Apostle Paul, who wrote in Colossians 3 about "putting to death" the old man and living "as God's chosen people." In several pivotal verses, Paul describes a process of stopping certain behaviors and starting others.
If you were to imitate the leadership you admire in others, what would you have to STOP? Complaining, blaming, ignoring, dictating, resisting, criticizing?
If you were to imitate the leadership you admire in others, what would you have to START? Achieving, collaborating, listening, sharing, learning, supporting?
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery , but it is not easy.
Is your leadership worth it? More importantly, are your followers worth it? The answer is YES!