16 Things You Must Know To Become A Great Leader

Senior Pastor Lee Jenkins is a good friend and senior pastor of Eagle’s Nest Church located in Roswell, Ga.  Today I heard him discuss a topic I cannot remember previously hearing on a Sunday morning – the topic of greatness and why it should be aspired to.

Whether you are in ministry, business, non-profit work or part of the athletic community, the following are 16 Things You Must Know To Become A Great Leader I gleaned from Lee and want to pass along to you:

  1. Everyone in their heart wants to be great at something.
  2. Mediocrity is no one’s ambition.
  3. You must possess the desire for greatness.  A Christian who does not want to be great is like an athlete who does not want to win.
  4. The world’s definition of a great leader is someone who exercises lordship over another.  It is someone who holds rank, wealth or power.  This leader requires recognition and glory.  It is the least serving the great.
  5. Jesus’s definition of a great leader is a servant.
  6. God prepares a leader for greater responsibility by having them serve.
  7. You know you have a servant’s heart based upon how you act when you are treated like a servant.
  8. Kingdom greatness focuses on serving.  Earthly greatness focuses on ruling.
  9. Kingdom greatness focuses on others.  Earthly greatness focuses on yourself.
  10. “Anybody can be great because anybody can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  11. Great leaders must strive to demonstrate greatness.
  12. God wants you to be a great leader for His Kingdom.
  13. God wants you to be a great leader and have a great relationship with your family.
  14. God wants you to be a great leader and have a great marriage.
  15. God wants you to be a great leader and have a great church.
  16. God wants you to be a great leader and have a great relationship with Him.

In closing, God wants you to be a great leader.  What is one thing you can do today to make this a reality?

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2 Responses to “16 Things You Must Know To Become A Great Leader”

  1. Meredith Elizabeth on 18/05/2014 #

    I think that calling people to be leaders is a great message. We still need to meet them where they are. They first need to read into the word of God before they can have a great marriage relationship, to a great parent-child relationship, to being a community leader. For many people, It can be overwhelming to even wrap our heads around being a leader. Thank you for compiling such inspirational quotes!

    • brian@therocketcompany.com on 18/05/2014 #

      Meredith, Thanks for your comments and good points. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. You’re right – wrapping your heads around the impact of leadership is a process, not an event. Good word.

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