A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be. (Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the U.S.)
Whether it’s a tourist guide, a theater usher, or someone merely giving directions, the goal is to help people arrive at their desired destination. Almost anyone can do that. But Carter suggests that there is an even greater level of leadership. Taking followers to a level of achievement that they perhaps hadn’t even imagined demonstrates the great skill of a good leader.
Without wise leadership, a nation falls. . . If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. (Proverbs 11:14; Romans 12:8)