How Leadership Developed

How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. Deuteronomy 1:12‭-‬13 KJV

The key to the development of any nation or any organization is the raising of new leaders. If an organization is not growing its leaders, it will ultimately stop growing. John Maxwell has pursued this thesis in a book titled, The Leaders Greatest Return. His focus in that book is on the process of ”identifying, attracting, understanding, motivating, equipping, empowering, positioning, and mentoring leaders to create a culture capable of then reproducing and compounding the value of its leaders”. Moses didn’t have the opportunity to read Maxwell. So God supplied him with divine wisdom. It is so significant that God through Moses shows us how to become multiplying leaders. That’s what Moses was. In verse 14, Moses explained how he did the job by raising sub-leaders and assistants. Josh Axe observes that, ” When organizations rely on the genius of one person, they find success is a constant battle”. We’ve tried to explore this in our book, The Leaders Assistant. Even Bud Spencer knew better in the film ” They Call me Trinity ” , that there’s is no star without a Tonto. God does not make superstars. Its self deceit to think you may be one. Every great leader needs assistants. Moses recalled it. He was saying in essence, I became because you helped. What has happened to your leadership? Who are you developing?

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