When Natural Leadership Isn’t

“He’s a born leader.”

That description sounds great—until someone tries to dump the title on your own shoulders.

Leader? Who me?

Recently our small bible study group diverged from reading God’s Book and read The Servant Leader, by The One-Minute Manager author, Ken Blanchard and colleague Phil Hodges. In short, they set out to explore how the greatest leader in history—Jesus—led as a humble servant to others.

It was a mind twist to think that a great leader’s role is to be a servant to others. Did you get that? A servant; humbling ourselves to people who are above us in authority, but also to our colleagues as well as people we have authority over.

We lead by example. And the greatest example of the greatest leader, was Jesus, who came to serve.