No matter what we’re leading…
Loving people is always more effective long term than using people.
Sure, it’s easy to manipulate and convince people to move in a certain direction or do a certain thing the way you want it done… for a while.
But eventually, the motivation used by manipulation runs it’s course.
In other words, a leader can only manipulate someone to do something (do it well) for so long.
Love on the other hand,
When flowing from a genuine care for the people you’re leading,
Never runs it’s course.
People will always be motivated and will always feel more appreciated if they feel our genuine love.
Sure, there may be bumps in the road,
You still may have to have the tough conversations.
When they’re done in and through love, they will lead to a renewed motivation for the follower.
No matter what you’re leading today, use love as the motivator, not manipulation.
After all, if you’re manipulating, you’re really not leading, you’re dragging.
People eventually figure out you’re dragging them and will abandon you.
Love leads, manipulation drags.
Choose to love, not use.