(32) A GOOD LEADER WILL NOT OVERDRIVE.

32. A GOOD LEADER WILL NOT OVERDRIVE.
Genesis 33:13,14 – “But Jacob said to him, ‘My Lord knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me. And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flock will die. Please let my lord go on ahead before his servant. I will lead on slowly at a pace which the livestock that go before me, and the children, are able to endure…'”
Leaders must be aware of the potential of driving their followers too hard (and this can happen either intentionally or unintentionally). Good leaders will lead with all patience and longsuffering (cf. II Tim. 4:2), for the good of those they lead. This is not to say that good leaders will never challenge or even rebuke when necessary, but they must avoid overdriving. As is so often the case, balance is the key here.

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