If a leader…

Leads through control instead of collaboration

Always has to be right and seldom/never admits to being wrong

Uses anger as his primary means of getting results

Does most of the talking and very little of the listening

Always has to have all the answers and provide all the solutions

Always gets what he wants regardless of the price others pay

Feels threatened by those who are better at something than he/she is

Has to have an opinion on every subject and issue

Then these leaders may not really be leaders at all!

They might have the biggest office

They might have the fanciest title on their business card

They might have the greatest power

They might make the most money

They might be in the market place or in the church

They might hold the top position of boss, supervisor or manager

But they are not the kind of leaders Jesus is looking for

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:11,12