Laurie Kennedy“I define as leaders those persons who believe they can and must make a difference in their organizations, their families, and their communities, and who do so by following Biblical principles.” (Rediscovering the Soul of Leadership, Eugene B. Habecker)

In co-leading a men’s Bible study this week I asked the group, a cross section of ages, personality, work and experience, a fascinating question. I’ve asked this question to other groups both Christian and non-Christian. My question is simply and profound.

What individuals have had the most profound influence on your life to date?

What is most significant about the answers is not what is said, but what isn’t said. No one credits the local Premier, Prime Minister, Head of State or Corporate Leader. No one credits a famous historical figure, a movie star or corporate jet setter. No one mentions education, experience or job titles. These people influence and we learn both positive and negative from them but they are not listed among the most influential in our lives. One business man noted this week that his Grandparents were the most influential. Others tell me about parents, relatives or family friends.

The criteria for most the influential people is not education, experience or job title.  All of us are eligible to be a significant leadership influence on another person.

Take time today to review 1 Timothy and Titus noting the standard that God sets for leaders.

Leadership is … demonstrating God’s love to someone today.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group