Noble: Discover 18 Surprising Leadership Goals

Just some thoughts I’ve been thinking lately…

1. The goal of a leader isn’t to keep people happy but to keep people moving, which often times makes them not happy!

2. The goal of a leader isn’t to get something out of people but rather to invest in them!

3. The goal of a leader isn’t to DO all of the work but to DELEGATE the work to the right people who can do it better than them anyway.

4. The goal of a leader isn’t to merely identify problems but rather to initiate the solution to the problems.

5. The goal of a leader isn’t to declare what he is against but rather define what he is for.

6. The goal of a leader isn’t to fight but to figure out how to learn from those who have different opinions…and are actually willing to sit down and, in love, talk about the issues.

7. The goal of a leader isn’t to be perfect but rather to give his best effort, knowing that he falls incredibly short unless God is involved.

8. The goal of a leader isn’t to model perfection but rather to admit weaknesses, mistakes, and shortcomings.

9. The goal of a leader isn’t to solve every problem but rather to seek the counsel of those who know how to fix the problem.

10. The goal of a leader isn’t to tear down but rather to build up.

11. The goal of a leader isn’t to avoid tough conversations and situations but rather to take them head on with both conviction and compassion!

12. The goal of a leader isn’t to wish for more time but rather to use his time wisely.

13. The goal of a leader isn’t to make excuses but rather to make progress.

14. The goal of a leader isn’t to get bitter but to get better when faced with an “opportunity for improvement.”

15. The goal of a leader isn’t to be envious but rather to be a student of all that God is blessing.

16. The goal of a leader isn’t to be secluded but rather to surround himself with the right time.

17. The goal of a leader isn’t to be original but rather to understand that there really is nothing new under the sun!

18. The goal of a leader isn’t to restrain the people he works with but rather to figure out how to UNLEASH them!

Just a few goals I am working on personally!  🙂  

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Perry Noble
Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. The church averages 26,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses throughout the state. You can read all of Perry’s unfiltered thoughts about life and leadership at PerryNoble.com. Don’t worry, he holds nothing back.