Friday, June 03, 2011

Are people glad to see you coming?

I heard a quote recently that said, "would you rather lighten up a room when you enter it or when you leave it?" If you are a leader, and you are leading in a God-ordained way, then most often, those you lead will be glad to see you coming around the corner.  This applies to your workplace, to your neighborhood, to your family, to your team, etc. Three things should happen in those that you lead when you walk into the room...
  1. They will be refreshed and ready to grow when you are around. They will not dread your presence. 
  2. They will look forward to seeing you. You will add energy to their day and not drain energy from it.
  3. They will be filled with hope and not despair. They know that even when it is dark in their world you’ll come looking for them.
For those who are not leading teams of people, try applying these 3 criteria to your kids or your spouse... how are you doing?

1 comment:

Danny Lucas said...

This reminded me of a funeral I attended.
The deceased had an impact on many, and the speaker, quoted an old Persian Proverb about him.

Though not entering a room, it had to do with a larger platform.

"When he came into the world,
everyone in the room was smiling,...
while he was crying.
And he lived his life in such a way,
that when he left this world,
everyone in the room was crying, .....
while he was smiling."

For believers in Jesus Christ, the planet Earth is our room of entry!