Your job as a leader is to paint a picture of the future and call people to it. (Carey Nieuwhof, podcaster‏)

We might think of a leader simply as the person who is in front of the troops or is the chairman of a committee. In both cases, he or she is appointed to make sure the team “gets the picture” and completes the job. Nieuwhof, however, raises the standard for leadership quite a bit. The followers will do a much better job if they understand the plan and feel called to complete it.

If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. (Romans 12:8)