At its core, effective leadership is really stewardship.
As the leader of a church, I am not the owner; I am a steward. God has entrusted to me both human and financial resources and expects me to utilize them effectively. As a leader, I will be judged not only by how I used my own resources but also the resources of those around me.
Did I bring out the best in them?
Did I allow them to grow and expand?
Did I encourage their development?
Did I become a bottleneck, requiring all decisions to flow through me?
Did I inhibit a good idea simply because it wasn’t mine?
How would thinking of leadership as stewardship change the way you lead?