Reflections on Leadership

I got the following picture from Dave Anderson who leads our maintenance efforts in Bartow. He said: “This picture says a lot.”


I sent back a note saying: “I’m afraid to ask how you see me?”

He humbled me with his response: “It is not to point out how I see others. It is for my own self reflection and to decide which I should be or strive to be.”

Leaders go first – into the fire – showing the way up the steep hill.

Leaders go last when it’s time to feast.

I heard Pastor Andy Stanley say a leader gains the confidence of his team by using his leverage to build up the team. It starts simply with the question: “How can I help?”

I appreciate Dave’s reminder that leaders pause to reflect and to act upon those reflections.