A common mistake that those in leadership make is dealing with persons always collectively, when there are more moments involving individually!
Sometimes because we have spiritual children who are jealous, immature, insecure, intimidated or operating in offense, we tend to shy away from giving those who need more attention what is necessary to keep them spiritually fit.
Leaders can sometimes treat the sheep as all at the same level, when in reality, they are not learning at the same pace.
We must have the wisdom to be able to interact with those entrusted to our care and at their individual dimensions.
As a leader, we must remember that:
- Each sheep has their own personality. Just because one person acts a certain way don’t mean everybody has their attitude.
- Each sheep has their own learning pace. You have to learn their individual pace so that you won’t lose them or become frustrated.
- Each sheep will have different comprehension levels. Some will catch on quick some may take a year.
- Each sheep performs tasks differently. Some may finish a job quick some may take their time.
- Each sheep views their accomplishments differently. Some will do their work in excellence some will just do the work.
- Each sheep has their own temperament. You have to know how to deal with each one according to their ability to handle situations. Some may collapse if rebuked to sharply some may need a firm hand. Some may need firmness with gentleness.
- Each sheep will have their own commitment level. You have to learn the percentage of each sheep commitment to the vision and to you as a leader. Some will come full circle some just want to hang around.
As leaders we definitely need to know those who labor among us.
What kind of attitude they have; how they are living; what strategies we need to help them, and how do we help them get there.
Sometimes I take an assessment of a person’s character, mannerism and attitude to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
I watch how they perform a task and their zeal in doing it.
Often times I do a secret oral test, to see where their head is at, by asking questions that have to do with what position or task I need them to do.
Learning about those assigned to you will help you to better help them in their training and teaching.
Remember, get to know those who are in your care!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.