Real Leadership Has No Excuses

And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? Exodus 32:21 KJV

” Real leaders don’t offer, neither do they accept excuses. Real leadership demands the character to demonstrate personal responsibility for one’s actions and the courage to hold others accountable for theirs”. We start this discourse by that quote from Mike Myatt. He wrote that for a recruiting firm in the 21st century. It looks like it should have done a great service to Aaron and his leadership. The irony is that we still have leaders who still think like Aaron, that excuses will free them from responsibilities. Read the details and listen to his collapsing explanations. Do you have leaders like this around you? You know, the kind that make you believe whenever there is a problem, it must be the people. Myatt continues: ” The word excuse is most commonly defined as a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense”. We have mentioned this disease as a major cause of failures for most leaders in life in another post. Jesus Christ, our example had no such excuses, even when he had to die for it. Jesus led by example. Jesus was accountable, Aaron played to the gallery. Jesus considered the result, Aaron warmed up to peoples feelings. The conclusion of the matter is in verse 25, when Moses saw that the people were naked. How are your people? Does your excuses expose your people? Think about it.

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