When you are facing just a little more than you can comfortably control, you will find your greatest leadership potential.
When you are in just a little over your head, it forces you to make some tough choices. You can choose to grow as a leader by…
1) Delegating more. You have to give away more responsibilities and decision-making opportunities to keep from sinking. In doing so, you learn the capabilities of your team. You stretch and grow them, empowering them to realize more of their potential. If you refuse to delegate, you will find yourself sinking further.
2) Praying more. Nothing stretches your faith more than realizing you are truly beyond your capacity. Strong leaders often wrestle with a need for control. When you’re in a little over your head, you recognize your limits and (hopefully) become aware of your dependency on God. Prayer keeps you afloat. Control is an anchor weighing you down.
Is there an area of your leadership where you are in over your head? Are you delegating more and praying more?