Eric Geiger points out that those who lead should examine themselves and their leadership regularly.
He offers six questions that aid this self-examination.
“Leaders are merely stewards. We don’t own the people, the ministry, or the organization we lead. We merely steward the opportunity for a season. Someone will come along after us. Because our leadership is short, we should lead and serve with thoughtful intentionality. Wise leaders routinely evaluate their lives and leadership.”
Here are the first two:
1. Who is influencing me?
Whom a leader listens to determines much of what a leader does. So leaders are wise to evaluate the voices that are impacting their decision-making, their perspectives, and their attitudes.
2. What am I learning?
Leaders who stop learning will eventually stop leading effectively. A lack of learning in one season of leadership leaves a leader ill-prepared in the next. Max De Pree said that we cannot stop from growing old, but we can stop from growing cold. We can keep growing, learning, and developing. And leaders must.
Read the other four here.