Very often those who are gifted with leadership find themselves relying more on their talent and intellect than leading from a more soulful place. In this article, Ruth Haley Barton encourages us to seek God wholeheartedly as leaders and to let that nurtured intimacy with him shape and inform the leadership gift he has given us.
"Most Christian leaders sense that there should be something different about our leadership than what is offered in the secular marketplace, but we're not always sure what that is.
Spiritual leadership emerges from the soul of
us—that place where God's spirit and my spirit commune. This kind of
leadership is not about roles and titles within organizational
hierarchies; it has to do with our desire and ability to recognize and
respond to the presence of God. It depends on our willingness to lead
from a place of communion with him."