You may have been doing well in your role as a leader until another leader stepped into the picture. Now you find yourself getting defensive and sometimes even engaging in a power struggle.
Defensiveness stems from:
Defensiveness shows itself in:
Defensiveness is solved by:
- finding identity and security in the Lord, not in what you do or how you are perceived by others
- an adequate understanding of grace that brings humility rather than pride
Non-defensive leaders are able to be open to and benefit from the differences in other leaders. They network with them, pulling on each other's strengths rather than comparing and competing. They realize that different kinds of leaders accomplish different objectives and need to take a more complimentary or supplementary role to their own leadership. Unity is built out of diversity which leads to the growth of the Body.
Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 3:7-8; Ephesians 4:1-7; 1 Peter 4:10-11Share This with Others:
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