Leadership – Part Two
Leadership is based on trust you have earned. (Tom Kight, business writer)
Kight notes, “A promotion usually includes an increase in authority. [But] it does not automatically include an increase in trust. Leadership is not authority based on a position you have been given.” Some leaders seem to think that their position gives them authority, but those who associate with that kind of leader will not respect his or her authority unless they have demonstrated their worth as a leader.
Kings and rulers make a grave mistake when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth. (Ecclesiastes 10:5-6)