What does a good leader look like?
The question I've been churning for a few weeks now.
What makes a good leader and, more importantly, how do you get there?
I've seen a lot of different leaders in the past few years.
Some good and some not-so good.
Some in the church and some outside.
But what was the one thing that set the good apart from the bad?
Was it how they treated people?
Was it how they taught?
Was it how they managed things?
Was it because they had a position?
In the end, I've decided that it doesn't matter to me.
Not one iota.
Spending my time and energy trying to classify a person as a good leader or a bad one is just taking me away from the lessons that I can learn from them.
Lessons that I can use to change my life and the lives of those around me.
I once heard a saying that I have always loved.
"Get good bricks"
Just like a mason sifts through the bricks he is working with to cast out the bad ones and use the good ones to build a house.
Or a carpenter checks to see if each board is straight before using it.
Each situation and contact with somebody else is the opportunity for another good brick.
As I am in contact with others, I strive to gather up all the good bricks they have to offer and give them to the master craftsman building my life.
And more than that, I hope to provide heaps and pallets of good bricks to help build up the lives of others.
Get Good Bricks.