I’m not a follower. But if I were I would want a leader who:
*is trust worthy.
*encourages self reliance.
*but is not a pushover.
*(did I say honest? If so, it bears repeating.)
*knows and utilizes common sense.
*believes himself to be no better than his people.
*is cautious and careful with his people’s wealth.
*is not self serving-but believes himself to be of service to his people.
*admits his mistakes.
*does not shrug blame on to others.
*works for solutions not excuses.
*is wiser than King Solomon.
*who will not sacrifice his people.
*who works with his people to build us up.
*who does not tear us down or tear us apart.
I will follow a leader who can do all of these things. I will follow a leader who inspires strength of character, strength of will, and strength of community.
I will follow a leader who does all of these things. And surprises me with his wisdom, his caution and his bravery.
When I am impressed with a man or woman of such character.
I will follow.