Leadership begins with love. If you want to lead them…you better love them.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1st Corinthians 13:4-7
A Love Based Leader loves those they lead
… is patient with those they lead
…is kind to those they lead
…does not envy…they are generous to those they lead
…does not boast…they are humble
….is not arrogant or rude…they are courteous to their followers
A Love Based Leader does not insist on their own way…they are unselfish those they lead
…is not irritable…they are good tempered
…is not resentful…they are encouraging to those they lead.
A Love Based Leader does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth…they are sincere with those they lead
A Love Based Leader bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:12-15
A Love Based Leader doesn’t just wave the towel and never throws in the towel….A Love Based Leader wraps a towel around their waist and washes feet.
A Love Based Leader…Is a Servant Leader.
Servant Leadership is more than just serving and leading others …. It’s sacrificing for and loving others
Servant Leaders requires a leader to hope, to risk, to envision, to empower… but it also requires a leader to sacrifice and to love.
Servant Leadership provides love and service as a basis for leadership. People will always follow that because people always need that.
Leadership begins with Love. If you want to lead them…you better love them.
Leadership ends with service…if you you love them…you must serve them.