Jan 31, 2011

Leader or Driver?

Are you a leader or a driver? There is a big difference. A Biblical example is Moses and Pharaoh. Moses led the people of Israel through the Red Sea. Pharaoh drove his army into the Red Sea. A driver is a facade of a true leader.

A Leader leads by Example....A Driver drives by Force
  • Do I ask people to do things I am not willing to do myself?
  • Do I lead people from my position or from trust and respect?
  • Am I more concerned about people serving me or me serving people?
  • Do I take risks for my team or do I always play it safe?
  • Do I show people what to do or tell people what to do?

A Leader leads by Equipping....A Driver drives by Firing
  • Do people know if they make a mistake I will coach them through it or do they fear I will fire them?
  • Do people feel like I am investing in them or just using them?
  • Do I have a growth plan for the people I lead or do I leave them to figure things out for themselves?
  • Do people see their job responsibilities as a growth path or a way to keep from getting fired?
  • Do I spend more time mentoring or managing?

A Leader leads by Encouragement...A Driver drives by Fear
  • Am I leading from the front with a flag or from the back with a whip?
  • Do people feel comfortable coming to me with questions and feedback or are they afraid to share with me?
  • Do people leave team meetings excited or worried about their assignments?
  • Do people hear me cheering for them or yelling at them?
  • Do I point out more positive things about my team than I do negative things?
Here are two great examples of a Leader and a Driver. Who would the people you lead say you resemble the most?



Posted by Dale Hudson


Another great post Dale! You need to get on Twitter Bro to get these posts out there! ;0)
Thanks...hope you are doing well my friend.

Love this info ... very challenging! Thanks for making us think!

I Love this! So many things I am doing and so many I need to reach for. Thank you for all that you do!

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