I don’t think of myself as a big leader of people. I lead a few here and there, but not many, or so I thought. The other day I was thinking about this, and I started counting the people that I lead in different areas of my life. Here is the rough breakdown:
Weekly I lead:
- 5 – family
- 10 – sideways8.com
- 1 – 48in48
- 25 – Sunday school class
That is 41 people that I am leading on a weekly basis. Then if you factor in the work that I do with leading 48in48 events that number goes up quickly.
My point is not that I lead many people, it is that you are likely leading more than you thought. And because you are likely a leader of people, leadership skills matter. That is why I’m continually thinking about leadership and how to improve. I want to lead people well. I want the people I lead to lead people well. So, if this is my goal, I had better be intentional in how I lead.