Monday, September 30, 2019

Leadership by Empowering Others

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

—Henry Ford

Moses had a difficult time being the lone judge of Israel’s court cases. Everybody—and I mean everybody—came to him for everything they had difficulty with. Eventually, judging alone became overwhelming. Moses’s father-in-law told him he couldn’t keep living this way. So his father-in-law organized a management system so all the tasks Moses had done alone would now be delegated to leaders subordinate to him. Arguably, this system saved Israel and freed their leader to do what he was called to do—hear from God and lead the people of Israel to the Promised Land. Likewise, if you want to successfully lead any organization, don’t be the lone ranger that goes it all alone. That is unsustainable. Instead, exercise leadership by empowering others. You will be working with your head and not just your hands, and those following you will appreciate the new responsibility. Your organization will run more effectively.

You should also choose some of the people to be judges and leaders (Exod. 18:2 ERV).

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