I was reading Exodus 18 for the 1000th time in my life and saw
something cool I had not seen before. Jethro told Moses he was going to
wear himself out if he didn’t start to delegate and put a leadership
structure in place. He told Moses to get men who would oversee 10’s,
50’s, 100’s and 1000’s. Within his new infrastructure he appointed men
who had different levels of leadership capacity. Some had the capacity
to oversee 10, others had the capacity to oversee 1000.
I am asking myself what is my leadership capacity? What is the leadership capacity
of those under me? What can I do to help those in our church understand
their leadership capacity so they can lead and reproduce leaders? Some
may only have the capacity to lead a few but none the less they can
lead. Because he listened to Jethro’s advice and began to understand
that different people have different levels of leadership capacity he
went from a force of ONE (himself) to a force of 131,000 leaders. Wow,
talk about increasing effectiveness!
Mac Lake has a great post on his blog about Leadership Capacity