Something happens during the transition from being a follower to a leader. One of the myths about leadership is that when one reaches this position, they can focus on themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Leaders should be cautious about what they say, how they write, and the influence they have when leading others.
When our speech (spoken or written) is filled with personal pronouns, e.g. “me,” “myself,” and “I,” then leaders need to step back and evaluate what, or perhaps more appropriately, who they are promoting.
The strength of true spiritual leadership must always be focused on the good of others, even at the expense of self.
When Jesus was teaching the apostles about being a servant (Jn. 13), He used the term love regarding the new commandment. The powerful influence of this type of leadership is that all people will know we are His disciples if we have love for one another.
How are we demonstrating love if our words and actions betray that love for the purpose of serving self?
Leadership is filled with its challenges, not the least of which is “self.”