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Weekend Words of Wisdom #1

The Inner Core

Several years ago, I read an assessment of essential leadership characteristics. In this study of successful leaders, the addressed question focused on the one character trait common to all effective leaders. There were many traits the leaders held in common – discipline, vision, communication skills…

One in particular caught my attention. What all leaders possess, the one most important characteristic they all share, is a deep core of inner strength.

Somewhere inside each of them is a reserve of courage, discipline, and fortitude that enables them to face the consistent, continual challenges and problems synonymous with leadership.

Take time today and think about what is at the core of who you are as a leader….

 Melinda Delahoyde, President Care Net

, excerpt from

Non Profit Leadership in a For-Profit World: Essential Insights from 15 Christian Executives


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