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Next in our exploration of the 7 Traits of A Great Leader, we’ll be looking at the farmer…
“It is the hard working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.” 2 Tim 2:6
Today, we’ll keep it short and to the point…
- A farmer is early to rise. See John 8:2.
- A leader is the first to show up and is enthusiastic in pursuit of his vision.
- A farmer knows that to reap in abundance, he must sow in even more abundance. See 2 Cor 9:6.
- A leader knows that to truly build something great, he must invest tirelessly in his people.
- A farmer takes responsibility for reaping the specific crops of the specific seeds which he has sown. See Gal 6:8.
- A leader knows the things that he needs to do and he does them. He knows those things that he doesn’t need to do and he doesn’t do them.
- A farmer is patient, allowing his crops to grow and mature before harvesting. See Psalm 126:5.
- A leader sacrifices short term success at the hands of compromise for the sake of long-term success and the fulfillment of a vision.
- A farmer is diligent in tending his fields. See Prov 20:4.
- A leader does the important and difficult work necessary to succeed.
- A farmer protects his land. See John 10:11.
- A leader stands up for his vision, defends it passionately, and empowers his followers to do the same.
- A farmer holds himself accountable for his yield. See Matt 25:14-30.
- A leader isn’t afraid to take responsibility for his organization or his team’s success.
As a leader, what can you learn from the farmer?