Why You Must Love Your Audience
Good leaders love those in their care. If you don’t love them, it will show and they will know.
Consider your favorite restaurant. Imagine ordering your preferred dish and it arrived a sloppy mess as though the chef could not have cared less. You would think about that experience before returning and ordering the same item. You would always remember that negative experience and the lack of care and attention your dish received.
When you spend time with those you lead they will soon begin to notice if you are phoning it in or if you are taking time to genuinely know them.
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If you love your followers put in the time and effort required to lead them in ways that are meaningful. Look for ways to make them feel special. Make every effort to bring joy into their lives.
Do you love your audience?
This is easy to do when your audience shows appreciation and love for their leader despite your shortcomings. It’s difficult to continue to love your audience when there isn’t a love and appreciation for their leader. Just this morning, this thought has led me to think about how Jesus handled his situation when the apostles, the closest people to him, started denying him and selling him to his enemies to be killed. My goal in all of this is to not blame others for my situation and focus on how I should act in the situation that is honoring to the other person and to myself. Albeit, it’s easier said than done.
Great move going back to the life of Jesus. You can never go wrong when seeking to model the life of the man who had the perfect response in all things.
Thanks for chiming in.