At my church we have a value of being confident yet humble. The confident part is realizing that we know who Jesus is, we know why he was sent, we know what he offers and we trust that what he has said is true. The humble part is we don’t have it all figured out, we’re all learning together, no one is perfect, everyone is at a different point on the spiritual map and that’s okay.
Many leaders and communicators (myself included) confuse confidence with arrogance. Contrast confidence, as defined above, with arrogance. Arrogance says, “I have it all figured out, people learn from me, I’m must lead the way, I’ve learned all that I can, everyone is behind me on the spiritual map.”
There is no room for arrogant leaders.
As communicators there is no room for arrogance. Arrogance will ensure that we miss the mark of telling an effective story. Be confident in your message and humble in your delivery. This will give your story a contagious authenticity that will be apparent to all who encounter your story.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45