With all the talk going on out there about leadership, I thought I’d just throw in my two cents and maybe this will help someone. First off, leaders are in a great position to lead us by the examples that they leave. They coach us, give us great advice , tell us what we’re doing right and what we need to work on. But I dare to propose to you that leaders don’t just mentor us by what they do right, they also mentor us by what they do wrong!!! I’m reminded of the story of David. Yes David! You know the one that took down a nine foot giant named Goliath with a single smooth stone. The one who slew a bear to protect his father’s sheep! That David. In the course of time, he was called to King Saul’s palace. The same king who tried to kill David on multiple occasions! Why did he try to kill him you ask? Because he was jealous of an up-and-coming leader! Saul disobeyed God and didn’t follow orders which caused his kingdom to be stripped from him and a plethora of harm to come to himself and his kingdom! David had to be close by learning and watching this, for he was to become the future king. Because he was close to the king’s side, he got to see all of his mistakes, shortcomings and his failures so that he could be a good king. So I implore you to learn from your predecessors mistakes and DO NOT repeat them because the end of King Saul was death to himself and his son. David was able to be a right king because he learned from someone else’s mistakes!
Learning can take place anytime, anywhere, from anyone and any situation or circumstance. Grab hold of every opportunity!!!
“Soft skills are the new currency!!!”