youth worker, youth ministry, lead

Leader of Leaders

By Doug Franklin July 20, 2012

Great leaders realize that their followers are leaders in training.  They are growing in their leadership skills, celebrating their victories and learning from their mistakes.  But followers aren’t merely “waiting to lead someday.” They are leaders right now.  A wise leader once said, “Don’t look at people as they are now; look at who they will become 5 years from now.  Great leaders realize that their followers are also their legacy.  They seek to leave a legacy like that of Henrietta Mears, a Christian educator in the 1950’s.  Among the people she mentored were Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ; Jim Rayburn, founder of Young Life; Richard Halverson, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: and evangelist Billy Graham.

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