February 26, 2011 1 Comment
Competencies are the accumulation of skills, knowledge, experiences, and abilities that make the leader valuable to the team. If you only choose leaders who only have character or leaders who you have a natural connection with then you may end up wasting your time. They have to be able to bring results and contribute to the goals of the team. I always look for people that have great work ethic because God’s mission requires great work ethic. Am I right?
I would always prefer for my leaders to already have strong self discipline and skills. The truth is that everybody has an area where they are gifted. I always make sure we have some sort of a position for every leader on my team. Their gifting needs to match up with the positions or roles that we have available.
In Exodus 18, Jethro told Moses to “select capable men” to help him. He specified “capable men.” This obviously means there are some that are incapable and excludes those that are incapable.
In verse 22, he says, “That will make your load lighter.” Leaders should make our load lighter.
Also, in II Timothy 2:2 Paul says, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”