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surrounded by competency

One of the tests of a great leader is not so much the quality of her work but the quality of people she surrounds herself with.  Put another way, you can measure the competency of a leader by the competency of those they gather around them.

To create a scalable culture — one that is easily reproduced and expanded — requires competent leaders.  Many organizations, churches included, will hit a ceiling based upon the competency level of one leader.  To continue to grow and expand requires a growing and expanding layer of competent leadership.  This requires hiring the best people possible and releasing them to do their jobs.  It also requires developing the in-house talent that already exists in latent form within the organization.

May your greatest competency as a leader be the ability to spot and develop the competency of others!