A Simple Leadership Technique: Love

Love the people you lead.

Yeah, it sounds simple.
We learned it in the first decent leadership book we ever read.

But in the heat of the moment,
when the pressure is on,
when our butt is to the fire,
it’s easy to overlook.

A genuine love loves at all times.

That’s real leadership.

Real leadership says, “I’m less about results and more about you.”
Real leadership says, “You may mess it up, I may discipline you, but it’s about so much more.”

Lead from love.

That’s what Jesus did.
In the midst of Peter’s denial.
In the midst of the scoffer’s spit.
In the midst of our sin.

Jesus loved.

Good parenting does the same.
Good friendship does the same.
Good leadership does the same. 



  1. A leader (or a boss or parent) doesn’t “make” us do anything, but inspires us to use the talents we have to do more than we think we can.

    What inspires more than love?

    Good post :)

  2. I love the quote from Cornel West that says:

    “You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people”

    It pretty much sums it all up. Real leadership loves the people it leads.


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