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Requirements of a Leader

Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is “the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals.” His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and useful for those who dare to lead churches:

(1) a leader works;

(2) a leader sees his assignment as responsibility rather than rank or privilege;

(3) a leader wants strong, capable, self-assured, independent associates;

(4) a leader creates human energies and vision;

(5) a leader develops followers’ trust by his own consistency and integrity.

Pastors at Risk, H. B. London, Jr. & Neil B. Wiseman, Victor Books, 1993, pp. 227-228