Strong, Yet Humble

One lesson from John the Baptist’s life is that he was a humble leader. He pointed others to Him “who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose” (Mark 1:7).

Humble but strong leaders, resolute in their values and beliefs, make a lasting impact. Jim Collins, in his book “Good to Great,” says that this kind of leader is at the top of the leadership pyramid. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

  • Are you more consumed with your EGO or with people?
  • When you serve others, what’s your true motive – helping them or helping you?
  • If no one saw you, would you still serve?
  • Are you able to give someone else the credit or do you hog it all?
  • When others succeed, what’s your initial reaction?



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