Skip to main content

They Don't Want Your Position

Great leaders explain and 
welcome innovative thought.
I've heard of great leaders who fell, because they worried too much about people "stealing" their position.

Sad, but true.

There are insecure people in positions they have no business in, because they stifle creativity in people. And they want to control them. They think independent people are a threat to what they know, so they try to keep them in their place. They hinder innovative thought, because they think they are the only ones who are the "great thinkers." As a result they lose great people, because people eventually go where they're appreciated and valued. It makes no difference how brilliant the leader thinks he is in his own mind, people will leave in a hot minute. 

Great people will go where they're respected. 

Money or title makes no difference, micromanaging, threatening, intimidation or manipulation don't work either. This has happened a few times in my life and I left people and organizations each time. I've always been a big picture person who wanted to know the vision. My mind was always questioning the "why" of things to know where we were going. That made me a better team member, because I knew the direction of the organization. A leader who explained those types of things to me was a leader I was willing to go the distance with. I didn't need to know everything, because I wasn't the leader, but it helped to at least know the part I played in the direction of the organization or the relationship. Getting my questions answered made me work harder even if I didn't agree with every decision the leader made.

Suffice it to say, if you're in a leadership role and you have a huge turnover in great people, maybe it's time to reevaluate some things. The people "under" you may just want to get better, not your position. They may really enjoy working for the organization and with you. No leader can keep a trailblazer down for long, because that's how God made the person. No leader can inhibit a person who desires to be great themselves, because that is what God put in them. So why not be great together?

You want great people in your organization? Leave them alone and let them run with the ball.They don't want your position. They want to do the best job they possibly can for you and the organization.

This is a great video by John Maxwell on leadership (the entire video has great information, especially at the end).
This is a great story of leadership (the book of Esther including Esther and her cousin Mordecai, who were both leaders).


For daily encouragement, visit and share this blog, my FacebookTwitterInstagram
PinterestLinkedin, & Snapchat: InSharonsHeart.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I feel free

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. How are you feeling today? What kind of head space have you been in lately? I ask, because I'm just wondering if anybody feels like me -- free like me. Free as an eagle. Free as can be. That's right, out with doing business the old stale way and in with a fresh new operation. It's a shifting happening in the atmosphere of Sharon's life and I'm moving on to the big and awesome things God has for me. What  do you say for yourself? What are you speaking over your life? What it is for you?  For me, I am no longer afraid to go out in the deep end. I am no longer afraid to fly higher, I am no longer concerned about what I have or do not have, and I am no longer concerned about what anybody thinks or says. Who the heck cares anymore? I don't. Because God tells me he doesn't give me a spirit of fear or timidity ( 2 Timothy 1 :7) , but He gives me a spirit of love, confidence, power, self-control, and

Protecting My Peace - Day 98 - Momentum and Movement, That’s What's Up

Click to listen to current podcast episode. “Never Giving Up” are power-words — strong affirmations that give us momentum and movement. That’s what’s up. We can do so much more in our lives when we have momentum and movement. It’s about standing, literally and not sitting or laying around feeling sorry for ourselves. I used to do that once upon a time and that sorrowful thinking is for the birds. We don’t have to be down. We can get up and get going even if we start small. In fact, I love starting small, because it helps set a firm foundation of habits and routines. Momentum and movement will help us get and maintain a position of strength to do what God says we can do. CLICK  to get my latest ebook collection that will help you get MOVING regarding the things you want in your life.  

God is Real

I've often had conversations about how we know God is real, about how we know His spirit lives, about how we know we are spiritual beings in human form (not the other way around). The answers lie in the beginning starting with the living  spirit of God and how the world began. God is Real. He's a living breathing spirit, an organism.  God is love . I often wonder how it is that some people think the opposite though. That the world began with a bang, a big bang, a black hole, whatever else they want to call it. The question I always raise to such a "theory" is, how was love created? How was flesh, blood, bones, or our souls created? What I mean by soul is that part of us that perceives "silently" what we do, think, believe, feel, and our mind, our will, our intellect, our emotions. Science or no bang or hole of any sort can explain that. If science can indeed come up with an explanation that does not include God, then let me know. In fact, let us all kno