As a leader, people are watching you. They’re looking to see how you will respond to difficult circumstances, challenging people, and even success. People want to know how you will respond to what you’re experiencing.
Beyond that, people are also listening. They’re listening to hear what you say, how you say it, and in what tone you say what you say.
Being a leader is difficult because you’re always under a microscope.
You have to step into leadership knowing this. When you do, you’re prepared to understand how your actions influence personal and professional relationships.
I always think of the youth students my wife and I have mentored. We’ve been in youth ministry for over 20 years. That’s an insane amount of time, but we love the students and know we’re making a difference.