Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Price of Leadership

When any of us decide to step into a position of leadership, we are handed some precious responsibilities.

Upon accepting the leadership role, we also accept the glow of the spotlight. Not the light of fame or fortune necessarily, but the place in view of those who might follow, look up to us, and/or model themselves after us. 

We are given a trust.  We must not take that lightly.  If we step into a leadership role, whether by appointment or by our own choice, act wisely.  Some who look to us find connections that extend beyond a follower or a like.  Some come to know us as friends.  As fellow travelers through this sometimes difficult and bumpy ride.  Words should be chosen and weighed carefully before being spoken. 

Are you a leader?  What would you say to those who step into that position?