The following blog was written by a student that attended one of my Leadership Labs. The writing was in response to the question “How would you define leadership?”

Leadership starts with submitting to God, a strong leader must first be a strong follower of God because as a leader the goal should always be to fulfill God’s will. Also, in submitting to God, we are reminded that we are not godly and that we all fall short of the glory of God. We are no lesser sinners than those we lead. The sooner we understand the importance of following, the sooner we can begin leading.

Service is crucial in leadership. As leaders we must be willing to serve everyone we lead and show them kindness and love. A grand gesture is not needed, a small little thing that shows people you care for them can be enough. Jesus himself washed the feet of his disciples, so thinking that you are above serving those under you in completely ridiculous. The creator and savior of our world served us, sinners, as an example that we must follow.

– Sam D