And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also – 2 Tim 2:2
Leadership is not synonymous with the occupation of an enviable position that falls short of the capability to empower others. It is a virtue of uttermost importance for leaders to add value and keep adding value lest they lose the dignity of being valued. The calling of a leader is not to impress others but to impact others positively. In his book, “Leadership Gold”, John Maxwell summed up leadership as influence. Influence is the virtue that makes a leader to be profiled as an icon of impact with a value-adding attribute. For you to be summed up as a leader worthy of honour, your mission shouldn’t be to make life horrible for people but rather to power their minds with the vigour to deliver quality result.
Whenever a leader’s capacity to add value begins to take a nosedive, he will begin to lose his power of influence. Brian Tracy expressed that, “Leadership is a people business.” This could be interpreted to imply that it is graceful for a leader to solve problems and also build people with problem-solving skills. When this is actualized, they will not be dependent on their leader to solve the minutest problem they come across. Therefore, it takes an impactful leader to help others see the big picture so they could be squared up to face challenges down the road.
A leader may either drain his team’s energy, by taking a lot of them, without giving anything back in return or train them to build the capability to take care of challenging tasks. For your team to deliver remarkable result, you need to fortify them with the horsepower to keep them in rare form. Summarily, for you to remain valued, you must keep adding value to your team especially to those who will replicate same in the lives of others. May your ability to add value to others not be depleted but rather replicated to bring forth a multiplier effect that rakes in maximum returns in Jesus name