Tuesday, March 3, 2015

King David: A Great Leader of his Time - Day 2: 100 Days of Leadership

Visionary leaders create buy-in and inspire action. In this respect, I cannot help but think of King David. King David had something that allowed him to flourish as a brilliant leader. Chronicles highlights at one point that volunteers of armies were flocking to David to join him. There was something about who David was, the vision he communicated and the legacy of victory over the years that caused a tremendous flood of support to turn Saul’s kingdom over to David. King David was not the perfect leader. He committed adultery at one point. We know that. Though, at the end of the journey, God noted, he was a man after God’s own heart. A leader. A visionary.

What is worth noting is that effective leadership will create buy-in from others and in turn inspire action. You won’t have everyone on board, but stay focused to a God-given vision and you will see people support you and work hard to add value to the vision.  
What does the Bible say?

1 Chronicles 12:18 – Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, O David! We are with you, O son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.”
So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.

What will I do now?

What have you been doing in the last 7 days that helps others to catch the vision? How are people best inspired within your style of leadership? It may help to articulate what vision/dream wakes you up in the morning. What are you doing to inspire others towards that dream?

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