Years ago, when I was a 3rd Grade teacher, I told one of the boys that you're always leading. All of are leading, all of the time. It's the manner and direction that we lead that should cause us to reflect.
Reflecting on the life of my Pawpaw, I can look back at times when he lead with great courage. No, he didn't lead people into battle (that I know of anyway) or climb Mt. Everest. I do remember a few decisions that Pawpaw made that, at the time, I was angry about. He knew people would get upset, but he alway...always held to his convictions. He risked his own family being upset when he left a function in order to attend an event at church. He courageously led young men in his church and Lodge for decades; at personal sacrifice of time, talent, and money. That kind of leadership requires faith and a whole lot of guts.
So, we're all, always leading someone somewhere in some way. Questions to ponder for today:
1. WHO are you leading? (Family? Coworkers/employees? Neighbors? Friends?)
2. WHERE are you leading them? (Toward improvement or discouragement?)
3. HOW are you leading? (Are you a guide? A micromanager? Are you gracious or overbearing?)