Building Credibility in Leadership: Principles for Secondary Leaders
by Michael A. Blue
Today there is a lack of trust in leaders, notably those leading thechurch, potentially leading to a lack of trust in God Himself—the Leader. Therefore, leaders must gain and maintain the servant-leader character for which the entire world yearns. Secondary leadership in particular is not glamorous and is often thankless. Secondary leaders are uniquely challenged to prove credibility to their senior leaders, their followers, and the world—all at once. Many are demoralized, burned out, and in need of healing. Others have developed unhealthy dispositions and behaviors, needing admonition. We must help to rebuild credibility in leadership, remembering that our service isultimately “unto the Lord.” He is the first and final Judge. The leader that He finds credible is the one all others can trust.