Leaders Worth Following

1 David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2 David sent out his troops, a third under the command of Joab, a third under Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite. The king told the troops, “I myself will surely march out with you.”

3 But the men said, “You must not go out; if we are forced to flee, they won’t care about us. Even if half of us die, they won’t care; but you are worth ten thousand of us. It would be better now for you to give us support from the city.”

4 The king answered, “I will do whatever seems best to you.”

So the king stood beside the gate while all his men marched out in units of hundreds and of thousands. – 2 Samuel 18:1-4 (NIV)

The kind of leaders worth following know when to give advice and when to follow it. They know when to make a decision and when to let someone else make it.

You can’t be good at everything, but you can find lots of skilled people. Together you can do work that matters, the stuff of legend, if you can learn when to lead and when to let THEM lead.

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