by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Exodus 3:10-4:14; Amos 7:10-17; 2 Chronicles 16:9a; Ezekiel 22:30 Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them. If I were asked to name some of the standard qualities or characteristics usually found among natural-born leaders, I would list: Enthusiasm Optimism Persistence Ambition Competitiveness Knowledge Insight Inquisitiveness Independence Friendliness Adventurousness Integrity Flexibility Discipline Sense of Humor Creativity Practicality Poise Aggressiveness None can deny that these are standard qualities found in “natural” leaders. But my question is: Are these qualities necessary in “spiritual” leaders, too? Before you answer too quickly, I would refer you to some biblical leadersRead More →