I tweeter recently a question. What is one non-negotiable characteristic of a leader you are willing to follow?
Here are some of the responses:
@JohninColorado Passion for the lost
@HireLianne Attentiveness to every rung of the ladder below him/her.
@Christfollower an integrity rooted in profound sense of dependence on God
@danscott smokes what he sells
@RobertBlas ability to admit when wrong.
@TeriSWillis Healthy marriage
@DistantLShaw Sticks close to God especially when it’s tough & when it’s good.
@ericwschmidt Godly humility
@ YvonneMcLaren Integrity
@NoNameHere Must be a Twitterer (But he was just joking….see I didn’t sell you out…actually he gave a serious one above)
Keep in mind these were answered quickly, so answers may have been expanded or even changed had they had time to think about their answer more, but I think these are heartfelt responses. I see a few trends and similarities in the answers…do you?
I think as leaders we should pay attention to things like this. Granted your staff may be different, but I suspect this is representative in many ways. As a leader, it’s important to know what is important to the people you want to lead. Sometimes we focus too much of our attention on things of lesser importance.
What do you think is one non-negotiable characteristic of a leader you are willing to follow?
BTW, this will give you a few more people to follow.