This week in The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day I read about the Law of Solid Ground. The focus of this principle was the story of Samson. Samson had so much potential to do great things for his people yet he was never able to reach that potential. Samson made several choices that rendered his leadership ineffective. His story reminds us just how important the Law of Solid Ground is to leadership. Here’s how John Maxwell summarizes the principle:
- Trust is formed by a leader’s character and credibility.
- There are always signs when a leader is not on solid ground.
- When a leader is out of touch with God and his people, he loses his teachability.
- The consequences of sin are always great for both the leader and the people.
Think about a leader you know who lost his or her credibility and teachability. What lessons can you learn from their missteps? What can you do to insure that your leadership remains on solid ground?