I’ve been a student of leadership for my entire adult life.
I’ve read hundreds of books on leadership, and there are hundreds more that I’d like to read.
Most of the books say the same thing, yet they are written differently.
There are common attributes in all great leaders.
So, where am I going with this?
I’m glad you asked.
My General Point
The greatest leaders all have the ability to prioritize and put first things first, and by placing first things first, they get things done because they waste very little time.
They know where they are going and what they need to do to get there.
They know their calling, whether they “call” it that or not, and keep their focus on it.
They aren’t distracted by people, places, things, and politics. 🙂
My Real Point
We all are given a life to lead.
We all are leaders of our own lives.
We are all blessed with unique gifts and talents.
God calls us all to do something special with our “uniqueness.”.
What has God called you to do with the gifts and talents you’ve been blessed with?
Have you prioritized to enable you to fulfill your calling?
Who is leading your life?
If it’s not you and God but other people, places, and things–you have some prioritizing to do.
I always write from experience.
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. (Philippians 3:12-14 The Message)