You become what you think about most of the time.
Most of the time, leaders think about the qualities of leadership and how to apply them daily.
Leaders have a clear vision of where they are going, and they convey this vision to everyone around them.
Leaders have the courage to take risks, to move forward, to face danger with no guarantee of success.
Leaders have integrity. They deal honestly and straightforwardly with each person. They tell the truth, and they always keep their word.
Leaders are humble. They get results by using the strengths and knowledge of those around them. They know how to listen, and they know how to learn.
Leaders have foresight. They continually look ahead and anticipate what might happen. They make provisions to guard against possible reversals and put themselves into a position to take advantage of possible opportunities.
Leaders focus on what’s important. They concentrate their time and resources, and the time and resources of the company, on the activities that will make the most difference.
Leaders cooperate well with others. They are liked and respected by everyone around them. They go out of their way to get along well with the key people upon which the company depends. They truly believe that people are their most valuable asset.
The best companies (churches) have the best leaders. The second-best companies (churches) have the second-best leaders. The third-best companies (churches), in these times of turbulence, are unfortunately on their way out of business.
The most important contribution you can make to your company (church) is to be a leader, accept responsibility for results, and dare to go forward.
-Taken from How the Best Leaders Lead by Brian Tracy