As a leader, I have always been in the business of meeting people where they are at, from my coaching practice to my previous jobs, even in my schooling, and now, most importantly, in my ministry.
To me, this means serving people how they need to be served, not how I want to serve them.
To me, this also means being humble enough to accept critical feedback, suggestions, and recommendations to ultimately make something better. I am not the subject matter expert on everything.
If you have been following me or reading my emails for a while, then you know my thoughts on working within your skills, your God gifted talents that you are uniquely designed to do and be great at. You don’t have to do a lot of things, you just have to do a few things very well. Delegating the rest is just one more example of leading humbly. When you say ‘no’ to something, you are protecting your ‘yes’ and you are also honoring the skills of others that may be more qualified than you are in that area.
At the end of the day, it takes a village. A village to raise our kids, a village to run a household, a village to serve our community, and a village to run a business. We must honor, respect, and love one another. We must work together. We must take the time to lead and serve humbly.
How do I do it?
Here are some ways we can lead and serve humbly each day:
S – Stop and listen to others, their needs, their ideas, their views, their struggles
E – Express love, honor, and respect in all things
R – Request the feedback of others often
V – Value others above yourself
E – Execute what you are uniquely skilled to do