youth ministry, youth worker, character


By Doug Franklin December 28, 2009

Character is a foundation of leadership. If you want to have any influence in people’s lives, you must understand the importance of character. This is how we often start teaching leadership; we focus on character as the starting line of leadership. But when you think about it, its character over the long-haul that makes great leaders. When a leader has shown character over the ups and downs of leading a team or organization, we place them in a special category of greatness. Its character day in and day out; or as some might say, its character stupid!

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More