Lead to Attract Other Leaders
And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon. 1 Kings 4:34
As you look for potential leaders, you need to realize that there are really two kinds of leaders: those who attract followers and those who attract other leaders. People who attract and team up only with followers will never be able to do anything beyond what they can personally touch or supervise. Look for leaders who attract other leaders. They will be able to multiply your success.
Leaders Who Attract Followers Leaders Who Attract Leaders
Need to be needed. Want to be succeeded.
Want recognition. Want to reproduce themselves.
Focus on others' weaknesses. Focus on others' strengths.
Spend their time with others. Invest their time in others.
Experience some success. Experience incredible success.
But also know this: In the long run, you can only lead people whose leadership ability is less than or equal to your own. To keep attracting better and better leaders, you will have to keep developing your own leadership ability.
When his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him.So he became captain over them.
1 Samuel 22:1-2
David's heart for God made him a great man. But what made him a great leader? I assert that his leadership success had a lot to do with his inner circle.
David didn't wait until he held a leadership position to begin building his inner circle. And some of David's first followers were misfits. Yet David transformed the people who came to him into a winning team. As David gained experience and grew in his leadership, he continued to attract stronger and stronger people. And he also molded those who came to him into great warriors and leaders.
David was an incredible leader and team builder. Thanks to his inner circle, he became a great ruler. He made his inner circle great, and his inner circle made him great.
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