Ten Things I’ve Learned In Leadership

Jarrid Wilson  —  March 15, 2013 — 14 Comments

Leadership is one of those pinnacle topics that everyone has their hand in. It doesn’t matter where you work, what you do, or where you plan on going. We all lead something, but the real question is, how great of a leader are you?

Over my last six years of ministry I have had the opportunity to be in various roles, and under incredible people. Although I don’t know everything, I believe these 10 points are impeccable to great anyone looking to develop great leadership.

1. I will never know everything. 

2. I will never turn down an opportunity to learn.

2. People shall always be put over programs.

3. My mistakes are learning opportunities.

4. Leadership begins when I can let go of myself, and allow God to lead through me.

5. My integrity carries more weight than my gifting.

6. The day I stop learning is the day I should stop leading.

7. I can always learn from the people around me. (No matter their title)

8. It is vital for me to have older/wiser accountability. (Someone who’s been doing this longer than me.)

9. The way I respond to destruction carries more weight than the way I respond to victory.

10. The way I live my everyday life is just as important as the way I lead a team or group. (If not more)

I hope these values pierce your heart the way they have pierced mine. These are not the only values necessary for the life of a leader, but I believe they are definitely a good start.

- Jarrid Wilson

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14 responses to Ten Things I’ve Learned In Leadership

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  2. I appreciate, lead to I found exactly what I was looking for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  3. okay, I understand now! thank you!!

  4. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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  6. very good post, i definitely love this web site, carry on it

  7. #6 is a huge one. A couple years ago I got in a rut of feeling like I’ve learned all there is to learn. Once I got out of that, my spiritual life took off again and I found myself in leadership positions. Great post as always!

    Also, you have two #2′s.

  8. Oh wow! When I saw the post earlier I didn’t remember what happened this morning, but that I read I remembered. I believe this post in confirming what He told me in the morning. As I was waking up this morning I heard a voice clearly say “I have put you as a leader” it was weird because it was so clear to me and that had never happened before. The rest of my day I kept thinking about it and now I read this! God is so Amazing. Thanks for this post Jarrid! :)

  9. what does the 3rd one mean? 2. People shall always be put over programs.”

    • Elizabeth,

      I think he may be saying that people come before programs. That we cannot get so caught up in running a program that we lose sight of the people we are trying to reach.

      At least, that’s how I read it.

    • “Elizabeth,

      I think he may be saying that people come before programs. That we cannot get so caught up in running a program that we lose sight of the people we are trying to reach.

      At least, that’s how I read it.”

  10. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you

  11. Such amazing words! Thanks! I am in a season of letting go and really believing in the power of who God is and where He wants to lead me. I am currently in a position in my life where my decision will ultimately dictate my future career and reading the Leadership “roles” is definitely encouraging words as I may pursue a leadership position myself. Thank you for all you do, Jarrid!

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