Transparency in leadership is often challenging.
Transparency means we take instruction and make application to ourselves first, without an emphasis upon others.
Transparency instills confidence in others that our efforts, both personally and professionally, are always for the good of the whole.
Transparency involves the type of openness in our communication that lays everything on the table, good or bad.
We need greater transparency in leadership. This is the example we find in Jesus, and it is exactly how we should approach our leadership in the church and world today. Think Souls.
We talk about values. We understand the need for values. We even categorize our values: personal, family, moral, and work.
What are the “core” values of our life?
We face the necessity of recognizing that leadership must be based on these core values.
The determining factor for our core values must be God’s word. When it is, the people who surround us all benefit from our core values.
Our leadership will not grow beyond the level of the values we live by as a leader. Let us make sure our values measure up to the right standard.
We make thousands of decisions each day, most of which hold little consequence. However, we do face times when decisions of great consequence must be made.
These decisions can be personal, professional, or simply practical. The great challenge occurs when we must make last minute decisions as they relate to consequential matters.
What process might help us make the best decision in these situations?
The process should include prayer. Remember, not all prayer involves eyes closed and head bowed. Sometimes prayer occurs with our eyes wide open and our hearts engaged.
While faced with little time to make a decision is never ideal, we still need to gather as much information as possible prior to the decision. The more information the better.
Consider the consequences if we do not make a decision. What happens to the people who surround us if we decide to not act in this situation? How will indecisiveness affect our leadership?
Last minute decisions are not usually easy to make, but always make them based on how they impact others first. This outward-thinking process can quickly simplify the decision and strengthen the core of our leadership.