I have a Siberian Husky sled dog, that was born to lead. He lifts his left paw through the harness, then his right. He knows the drill of how to get into his “work gear”. Once he’s harnessed up, his eyes become intent with purpose and he’s ready to go. At the front door, he gives me one last glance as if to say, “Let’s do this.” He’s in the zone. Straight ahead, he pulls, knowing each turn in our trek. Here’s what my Huskies have taught me about leading:
- Born to lead, doesn’t mean you have to be out in the front. Some of the best leaders walk behind someone, supporting them.
- Know where you are headed, even if you don’t know where you are going.
- Get that focused look—hold the vision God has given you.
- Take some time to chase rabbits, but then rest, pray, and refocus.
- Make time to celebrate successes.
- Bask in the the shadow of the Almighty.