The Requirements To Lead

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ [1] And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron. ‭‭ [3] And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

One of the things that baffle any reader is that at a time when David was just a fugitive, up to six hundred men, with their wives and children followed David. They followed him into the land of the Philistines and followed him back to Hebron. These guys had faith in a fugitive. Why would someone follow a fugitive as a leader? Olaf Knauer in May, 2021 made an attempt to answer this question. ” What makes a person want to follow a leader? People want to be guided by those they respect and who have a clear sense of direction. To gain respect, they must be ethical. A sense of direction is achieved by conveying a strong vision of the future”. In February, 2014,a blog writer said, ” The ability to trust a leader is essential to cultivate followers – and the one requirement that successful leaders cannot afford to take for granted. In a high-trust environment, not only is there less organizational “chatter”, but tasks will get done more quickly – with a lot less effort and time”. David didn’t read that. A Gallup poll in 2021showed that to get the kind of results David had, the leader must show consistently, ” trust, compassion, stability and hope” on the people he is leading. I’d like you to share with me your experience. Would your people follow you without the trappings of your accomplishments? It takes a leader to get things done.

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