The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem is a classic model of managerial leadership.
His approach was methodical (Neh 1-7).
Reflect on the characteristics of a spiritual leader that Nehemiah demonstrated.
- Faced Reality: Nehemiah didn’t ignore the problem (Neh 1:4).
- Personally Cared: Nehemiah had a cushy circumstance, but he cared about his people. When he heard the bad news, he sat down and cried (Neh 1:4). He mourned for several days.
What can a leader do to help people overcome discouragement?
Here are some tips adapted from Charles Swindoll’s “Hand Me Another Brick.”