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Leading From Your Toes

By Doug Franklin May 13, 2010

In leadership you never arrive; change is always happening, so you have to stay on your toes. There is never a time when you can put a system in place, train people to run it and walk away. Situations, resources and people’s gifts will change, so you will have to change your system. The other day a leader asked me, “when will it end and we can relax?” Never, because a leader’s work is to always do more with less. 

Reading back over the previous paragraph is hard and a bit negative, but true. If we are going to be leaders in our churches than we need to grasp this truth. When we lead from our toes we use perseverance to balance ourselves. We understand that perseverance must finish its work in us so that we might be complete. Allow God to work through your leadership, not just to accomplish tasks, but to build you into the person he wants you to be.

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