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Some questions leaders should be regularly asking themselves

Good leaders are always open to learn and grow. One way to do that is to ask some penetrating albeit painful questions to check their motives.Here are a few questions along those lines.

Is anger at the root of how I lead people?  Many leaders are fueled by anger. It comes out in the way they treat people

Am I motivating or manipulating the people I lead?

Do I feel I have to have an opinion or position on every issue, or can I, in humility, say I don’t know?

Am I okay with others on my team receiving credit without me being mentioned?

Do I have the courage to disappoint some people by not doing what they are expecting or demanding?

Am I willing to learn from anybody, at any time, on any subject? Am I truly teachable?

Am I secure enough to be wrong and admit it, instead of playing the blame game or making excuses?

Do I give loyalty (as well as demand it) from those I lead?

Am I willing to defer to a better idea or does it always have to be my-way-or-the-highway?

Is my ministry ambition truly godly or is it selfish? Whose kingdom am I building?

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm 139:23-24, ESV

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