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Character Versus Skill

Character

Skills

Must be developedCan be provided
Takes timeTake practice and time
Can disqualify you from leadershipCan delay you from leadership
Involves your relationship to God/othersInvolve your relationship to a task
Is an inward measureAre an outward measure
Is tested in adversity, but developed in the quietAre practiced in quiet times but tested in adversity

Bill Donahue, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1996), p. 70