We have many leaders in great psoitions with great responsibilities. Some are Christian and others are not. I am a Christian leader in a secular enviroment. I have a hard time leading people as a Christian; however, as a non-Christian everyone trust my decisions.
So,I am trying to get someone's opinion on the follwoing questions. No more than 200 words.
1. Why do you think it is so hard for people to trust others (in particular, leaders)?
2. Under the best circumstances, how long does it take for people to trust new leaders?
3. What are the variables that you have seen from your own experience that may make this time shorter or longer?
In order for people to follow leaders, they have to trust them. One of the reasons that people don't trust leaders is that they feel that leaders are not always truthful with them. In other instances, leaders do not always portray abilities to lead effectively. For example, a strong negative characteristic attributed to a lot of leaders is the lack of capacity to be empathetic. Thus, people may feel that leaders do not have their best interests at heart.
(2) Under the best circumstances, how long does it take for people to trust new leaders?
It may take a long time for people to ...
This solution is focused on problems in Christian leadership reltate to lack of trust in leaders.
Laissez-Faire leaders in the church
- Laissez-Faire leaders avoid influence and cause subordinates to act alone without leadership. In contrast, Active delegative leaders empower subordinates to work.
- In Exodus 18, Jethro counsels Moses about share the weight of his responsibility.
- Can Peter's admonishment of church leaders to be examples rather than telling others how to behave, be an example against delegation? 1 Peter 5:2-3 I believe he was saying that we should show others how to lead and not just to tell them. You can delegate and still be a leader.
- How does a leader get the followers to see that they are active management by exception and not Laissez-Faire?