The warnings against pride in the Bible are numerous. Proverbs is thick with them and subsequent books continue the reminder.
As leaders the caution can feel weighty. Whether we volunteered for a lead role, have been appointed to one, or landed by there by some form of assimilation, the position is a bit of a game changer. The responsibility of leading others is no small task.
The mere title alone has mass; it means others are following. Teachers and parents are leaders. Bible study guides, vocalists and front door greeters are leaders. In whatever capacity you are pouring out gifts and skills, someone is watching. You are leading.
But is knowing the warning the same as heeding it? Are there ways we as leaders can setup safeguards and cautions that will steer us toward humility rather than pride?
Thankfully, the Bible does not give us instruction without ideas or examples for practical application. Here are 10 ways we can cultivate humility in our leadership roles.
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