The title doesn’t make the leader.

Listening to OthersRemember when the people who were given, or assumed, leadership were the doctor, the dentist, the magistrate, the local laird, the reverend?

Well, I am actually too young to remember this but these people were automatically considered leaders of the small community because they were upper or middle class.  Also, they were given this authority because they were “educated” and it was expected that these titled people would fit the bill.

For some in authority, they believed they had a right to lead.  For others, this leadership was put upon them.  The local doctor probably didn’t want to be a leader.  He just wanted to tend the sick and he didn’t enter medicine to be a leader.

In retrospect we know that the title doesn’t make the leader!

Today, there are many who have the title and expect it to make them the leader they want to be but they do not look to develop themselves, and their motive is anything but serving and benefitting others.

There are many without title who are leaders, who serve others quietly and gently and lead, motivate and encourage them to be the person they were meant to be.

Which are you?

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About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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