I’d like to share a paragraph with you from Bill Hybel’s book Axiom. I HIGHLY recommend this book to you whether you consider yourself a leader or not. Each of his 76 chapters are short, proverbial leadership lessons that he shares from his 30+ years in full-time ministry. In regards to hiring people, he writes:
Good character is tough to discern in a fifteen-minute interview. You have got to do your due diligence to be sure the person you’re about to invite onto the team has a proven track record of being a truth-teller, a covenant-keeper, a person who seeks to be conformed to the image of Christ, someone who manages relationships well, and one who credits the efforts of others when a victory is won.
“Yes! That’s it!”
That is exactly what I said when I finished reading that last sentence. Not only do I love truth, keeping covenants, being conformed into Christ’s image, and managing relationships, but I love to see others get credit where credit is due. It shows a true humility and proves just how much of a team player one is when he/she has the ability to give kudos to someone else.
If you find yourself struggling with crediting others efforts, chances are your insecurity level is on the rise. The most secure people are those who don’t have to get a pat on the back or an atta boy. They are the ones who can freely give encouragement where encouragement is due.
Because not only do they know WHO they are, but they know WHOSE they are.
And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. Romans 1:6