Under the influence of the current political fervor in America, I am exercising my gift of skepticism (regarding politics) and asking some questions of our leaders.
Answer the following questions from the perspective of a voter in the upcoming election:
Do I believe the promises this person is making?
Does she (or he) really have my best interest at heart or do they just want my support?
Does this person say one thing to me and something else to other people?
Does this person have a track record of telling the truth?
Do I trust this person?
Now if you are a leader, ask yourself the SAME questions, from the perspective of those whom you are leading. That is really the point of this blog post.
Leaders: Authenticity is not an option. Let’s be real!
Jesus said in Matthew 5:37, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (NIV)