Healthy leaders are authentic leaders. And, we're only authentic when we listen to the community and to the voice of the Holy Spirit IN, THROUGH andWITH community.
Healthy leaders intentionally discern the voice of Jesus together WITH others. Gordon T. Smith in his book The Voice of Jesus, says it this way, "...the first task of leadership is to listen. Personal agendas must be set aside. The work of the leader is to serve the community well, and this means that the leader must first learn to listen well."
Stephen Covey shared that most people listen to reply. Sound familiar? However, effective people (healthy leaders) listen to understand.
MCMD Challenge: What is one thing I could do today that would help me listen better to understand? Share WITH us your thoughts right now.