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?
People Are Noticing
God is revealing the truth. Human leaders are frail. Human leaders fail. Human leaders aren’t all that good.
And people are taking notice.
People are raising their voice and asking more of their leaders. That is good.
When followers take notice, realize their leaders haven’t been good, and begin to raise their voice, changes start to happen.
This call from followers will begin to draw in good leaders.
Leaders who are committed to their marriages
Leaders who are willing to put themselves second
Leaders who are hungry to see change in those they lead
Leaders who are humble
Seeing people cry out for good leaders is a great sight to see. This desire for good leaders tells us people want leaders who will do the right thing, not the self-serving thing.
What You Can Do
We know the reality… Followers are doubting those who lead them. They feel the good leaders have left the building.
But YOU can do something about this.
You can step up to the plate and begin displaying good leadership qualities.
Show that people matter
Love your family
Do what is right
Mentor those around you
Help the less fortunate
Speak the truth
While good leaders take on the difficult tasks, it’s more often the simple things that bring out the truly good leader.