Leadership Analysis Essay

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Leadership Analysis 2
Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership
Michael Woolfolk
Liberty University

Introduction Leadership is an imperfect science. Leadership positions are held by humans, and humans make mistakes. There was only one man who perfected it, Jesus Christ. It is His actions and example that we are constantly trying to mimic. Although we will always fall short, we must always maintain the drive to mirror His image. Leadership is a moving target, its picture changes with the setting that it is in. While it is an elusive catch there are ways to minimize the distance from capturing perfect leadership. A New York Times Best Selling author John C. Maxwell once said, “A leader is one who knows the
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The following pages will dive into each focus and will serve as a self-evaluation shedding light on my current strengths and weaknesses.
Relational Skills
Leadership is about relationships. Theodore Roosevelt once said that, "The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." No matter what position that we currently hold, we are all here to serve one another just as Jesus served us. With that being said, when someone is in a leadership position the focus on serving should be amplified. It takes certain skills to forge strong relationships. The Relational Skills audit that Malphurs gives offers a list of critical people-skill sets and asks the reader to rate their development in each skill from strong to weak. Some of the skills include listening, networking, conflict resolution and decision making. After the reader is done rating the skills, they are charged with seeking situations where the stronger skills are use but also to focus on streghtening the weaker skills. After completing the audit I found that one trait I was particularly strong in was listening/counseling. I love people, and I love to learn about them. Personally, when someone sits down and really listens to me I feel as if they truly care. In turn, I would do anything for that person. I believe that this is a foundational trait to leadership because if a leader listens to their people, they will

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