Great lessons abound in his book, “Attitude of Great Leaders: Bringing Down the Giants in Your Life” by Rick Farley. This book deals with leadership from a completely biblical perspective.
The book takes a close look at the attitudes of leaders that lead to success. It shows how leadership team can exercise proper leadership attitudes and actions that helps make them into great leaders. Personally, I learned from this book certain ways to increase my leadership power.
These are some of the lessons I learned from the book.
Power of Reputation
Reputation builds a lasting wealth for a leader. It is not wealth that lasts, it the leader’s reputation that continues to count.
Power of Integrity
Integrity is sincerity of heart in all your intentions. It is what you do when no one is watching. The ability to do what is right all the time no matter what the cost may be. That is integrity in leadership. And without integrity you will never build a team that will follow you. In cultivating integrity, your word is the greatest asset you have. Don’t throw it away.
Power of OTHERS
To succeed as leaders, we need to recognize the necessity of having others of like mind working alongside us, sharing our vision and working toward a common goal.
One leadership principle we need to hear over and over is: “Those who are closest to us determines the level of our success.”
Power of Crisis
Everyone experiences crises in their lives. A crisis can be an opportunity to learn and grow, it depends on our approach. There are both constructive and non-constructive ways of responding to any crisis. When it comes to crisis, the important thing is not what happens to us, but how we deal with what happens to us.
Power of Spiritual Growth
It is important for every leader to be well-balanced in spiritual understanding. The main idea is to try and be like Christ as much possible.
Power of Perseverance
Perseverance is the act or state of persisting in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business plan or effort. Success does not come to the weak heart, those who leave or turn aside when the road grows long or hard. It comes to those who hold the vision they have been given. You need to become a leader who is always prepared to meet adversity with the spirit of tenacity.
I hope with reputation, integrity, others, crisis, spiritual growth and perseverance, you can always take your leadership into the next level.
Keep Growing in God’s Purpose for Your Life.