By Jerome Baker
One leadership trait that will definitely hinder a church, business, or organization in the long run is an arrogance. An arrogant leader has many qualities, here are a few to make sure you avoid.
Bossy leaders deliberately make others feel inferior them because they are not considerate of others. Bossy leaders have a “do what I say because I the leader” mentality. Bossy leaders act like they are never wrong and are notorious for being mean, over bearing, and selfish. One trait a good leader must possess is humility. How be it, a bossy leader acts as if the ship will only sail if they are the captain. Amazingly, bossy leaders don’t last long because their arrogance will bring them low.
Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
2. Stuck up attitude
Have you ever seen a leader that carried themselves like they were “God’s gift”? They come to church and cross their legs, as if they are too great to praise the Lord with the congregation. They look down on others that may not dress as nice, drive a nice vehicle, or may not be apart of “the in crowd”. Even because of the color of a person’s skin we see business leaders, church leaders, and even professionals with a stuck attitude treat people unjustly and unlawfully. Leaders with a smug attitude seemingly have forgotten where they have come from and what God has done for them. In my opinion, leaders with a snooty attitude should repent and remember that without God they can do nothing (John 15:5).
Proverbs 6:16-17 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 21:4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
Arrogant leadership always manifest with selfishness. An arrogant leader will only participate or be happy in an endeavor if it profits them or someone they like. One thing Jesus is not is selfish, because is loving kindness endures forever (Psalms 118:1). But sadly, many that claim too follow Him in leadership are selfish. In order not to be selfish we must deny ourselves daily (Luke 9:23).
Arrogant leadership must be eradicated and it begins when we as leaders carry ourselves in humility and remember that arrogance is against the will of God. James 4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
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