Friday, December 26, 2014

Leadership Promises - A Leader of Discernment

So David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." 2 Samuel 12:13

Like Samuel before him, the prophet Nathan served as a leader to leaders. God used Nathan to correct his erring leader. Nathan could act as he did because of his keen, God-given discernment. Discernment goes deeper than knowledge, resembling intuition.
Leadership Promises - A Leader of Discernment
Leadership Promises - A Leader of Discernment.
At times, discernment is a gift; at other times, it results from much experience. Discernment brings a profound perception of what is occurring, either on the outside or the inside of a person.

To improve your discernment as a leader:
  1. Learn to hear God's voice - Get quiet and read Scripture. Reflect on the mind of God.
  2. Build problem-solving skills - If you can see root issues of problems, you can solve those difficulties.
  3. Analyze your successes - What worked? Can you identify the heart of the matter?
  4. Evaluate your options - Discernment involves both your gut and your head.
  5. Expand your opportunities - Get more experience to help you deepen your wisdom.
  6. Explore what others think - Choose leaders you admire and study how they think.
  7. Listen to your gut - Most people are afraid to listen to their God-given intuition.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Compliment of the Season!

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