Selecting Leaders: People Skills
March 1, 2011 Leave a comment
When selecting leaders I always look for leaders with good people skills. Here’s the reason. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to the love God and the second greatest commandment is to love people (Matthew 22:37-40). And I just don’t know how we can love people if we don’t have people skills.
Here are some of the questions I ask:
Do they work well with people?
Are they intimidated by people?
Are they awkward around strangers?
Can they speak first to others?
Do they have great communication skills?
Can they walk up to someone they have never met and spark up a conversation?
Every leader on my team has to have either natural people skills or the willingness to learn. I am naturally shy. However, I knew when I became a leader that I sacrificed that trait. Over several years, I have learned how to be more outgoing and extroverted for the sake of being a spiritual leader.