Recently I was checking the lists of some leaders I have had a privilege to serve, thinking about how each of them made impact on my life. Included in my assessment is the outstanding quality that I could not erase in my heart about few of these leaders and that is the care they showed to me.
Caring About People is More Important
In leadership, few things are more important than caring for others. Leaders who care for those they lead will always achieve greater results than those who care less. Just like Dr Maxwell’s saying, “People don’t want to know how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Teaching Through the Platform of Care
As Bible teacher, I discovered that people listen more passionately and respond accurately to my teaching when I have touched their hearts with care before presenting the Word of God to them. Most times when I teach in a small group setting, I like to always check whether people are really showing personal interest in what I’m saying. Meanwhile, my discovery still remain the same. Those who are interested in what I have to say are those who believe that I really care about them.
Step Into Lives Others Walked Out
Leadership is the ability to bring out the best out of those the world had written off. If you want to be a leader who will make great impact on people, show them care by stepping into their lives when the world has completely stepped out. How do you achieve this? Be a friend to the unloved. Give hope to the hopeless. Encourage the faint hearts. Don’t condemn people who are willing to change even as worst criminals. Someone said, “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.”
Becoming a leader who cares is about…
1. Caring More About Your People
2. Teaching Through the Platform of Care
3. Stepping Into Lives Others Walked Out