What Makes A Good Leader?

Take note, young leaders. This is a million dollar question. Especially if you’re able to get the answer.

New leaders need to be curious and intentional about discovering what makes a leader good.

Answering this one question will set you on the right path of leadership.

Do you know the traits of a good leader?

You may find that there are many answers to this question. And I think there are.

We’ve seen great leadership qualities in many different people. Astoningishly, leadership looks different this way.

Yet, I know there are qualities that make a good leader.

What Doesn’t Make A Good Leader?

Let’s first take a look at what doesn’t make a leader. This may clarify where we’re going.

Age doesn’t make a good leader: I love what Paul tells Timothy in¬†1 Timothy 4:12. Paul tells him to let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Where Did All The Good Leaders Go?

Have you looked around lately? If you have, you might have been surprised to see a shocking lack of good leaders.

We see leaders failing all around us.

Leaders are failing in their marriages

Leaders are failing in their willingness to speak up for what is right

Leaders are failing in taking care of those they lead

Leaders are failing in their push for more

According to the Barna Research Group, 82% of Christians believe the nation is facing a crisis of leadership because there are not enough good leaders.

Now, that’s scary!

Whatever the reason, we see leaders failing to do what is right. We see leaders failing to move forward. We see leaders failing to equip others.

It’s a sad reality¬†and leaves us wondering:

Where did all the good leaders go?