The world is desperate for competent leaders. Sometimes we are shocked at how few quality people are willing to lead. In our desperation, it’s important that we not follow those who are unscrupulous, who have ulterior motives, who will lead us astray.
My advice is, keep you guard up and beware of leaders who…
Know all the answers.
Are quick to correct others.
Like to point out flaws.
Think they are the guardian of all truth.
Disrespect or dishonor others.
Are condescending to others.
Like to be in the spotlight.
Talk more than they listen.
Are cynical, sarcastic or cruel.
Are above correction, suggestions, input and collaboration.
Are politically motivated.
Are hot tempered, out of control emotionally.
Use people to get what they want.
Need to be in control.
Take the credit when things go well and blame others when things go poorly.
Treat “important” people better than the “unimportant” ones.
Never say, “I was wrong”, “I’m sorry, and “thank you.”
Matthew 20:26-28 “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”