Monday, August 9, 2010

Attitude Reflects Leadership

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Attitude is everything. Especially in leadership attitude is everything. I recently read online a statement by Charles Swindoll he said,
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home."
He essentially goes on to say that we can choose our 'attitude' we can't change the past, or change how people will act towards us or respond/react to any given situation. Yet as a Christian I believe through God's grace and His Spirit we can decide our attitude. Attitude is a decision, whether we own it or not.

In the movie 'Remember The Titans' there's a fantastic scene in which Gary and Julius two of the leaders of the football team have a conversation after going through grueling practices put on by coach Boone because the team just isn't coming together. Check out the video clip below, if you receive this via email/RSS click here. Then read the rest of the post...

"Attitude reflects leadership." Powerful! So what's the attitude of your organization, church, even your home? What kind of attitude is reflected that permeates the rest of those around you. Paul states in Philippians 2:5 "Your attitude should be same as that of Jesus Christ." The Greek root word 'porneo' here translated 'attitude' in the NIV and 'mind' in several other versions is used 10X in the book of Philippians alone. The word can mean, 'mind, think, to set one's mind on something.'

Everyday we have a choice, we can't blame anybody else (well we could ignorantly) to how are attitude will be for the day. Perhaps many have a 'bad attitude' because they have not yet fully realized what it means to have the 'mind/attitude' of Christ.

What do you think? What is your attitude reflecting to others today?


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