Regardless of the activity, children commonly say, “Watch me.” Children want reassurance of a parent’s or grandparent’s presence and approval for doing a good job.
An interesting leadership connection exists in this thought. People want and need reassurance of a leader’s presence and approval for their job performance.
Leadership consists of moving people from point A to point B, and the process in between involves reassurance and approval.
However, we have to consider what we should do if their job performance suffers. Children have the answer, “Help me.”
How is our leadership today?
Our attitude and approach to leadership influences the type of work accomplished.
Charles Schwab once said, “I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
If leadership is dictatorial, negative, and critical there are consistent challenges to reaching goals.
Our leadership excels with a spirit of positive approval and affirmation. The world has plenty of critics. It seems natural to offer criticism, even when praise is necessary.
God intended the church to be a refuge. If we want success in our leadership, the thought here is worth considering.