In this episode you will learn:
- The characteristics of a shepherd leader and how they protect, guide and care for their organization
- Why the true strength of a leader is their humble strength
- The right way to think strategically about the future as a leader
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The strength of a shepherd is that they will give their life for their sheep. They are all in, and they have the care of the sheep as their number one priority.
There is a principle of rest and health and a leader that really makes sure their team is doing well. You’re going to walk around and check in on your people. You’re going to ask them, “Do you have what you need to be successful? Are you taking care of yourself?” and be very much on guard to make sure the team is healthy.
One of the huge weights of leaders is we are the ones that have to think about the future more than anyone else on our team. That’s our job. You can’t guide someone to someplace unless you’re thinking about the place you’re going. Shepherds are always thinking about where they’re going to guide their team. They know that the grass the sheep are in today is going to be gone tomorrow. They know the water that the sheep are drinking is going to be gone tomorrow. A shepherd is one step ahead of that all the time. They are planning for and looking for new places to take their sheep.
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