It is the work of a good leader to give instructions to his subjects so that there can be order and progress. Without proper instructions, things are bound to go wrong even in the smallest of organizations. Job has been giving instructions to large numbers of people while working as a steward. Job was known to uplift those who were down with words of wisdom, encouragement and always being just in all that he did. He portrayed not only good leadership qualities but also enviable personal moral behavior that should be emulated by leaders of today, those in power and those aspiring to get into power. Job’s qualities like humility, love for other people, and caring for others can be applied in real life in that people should seek for leadership positions because they care about the problems that the community is straggling with and also because they love their subjects and have genuine compassion for them. A good leader should also encourage those below him in difficult times just like Job did. This is because when people are faced with tough situations they need a strong leader who will lead them through the hard times without fear, intimidation and emotional breakdown. In the beginning of the book (Job 1:4), the Bible says that Job was “blameless and upright, feared God, shunned evil”. We also learn that Job had many possessions. However, Job was not perfect, for he was self-righteousness and he had to overcome this weakness. After he had succeeded overcoming this self-righteousness, God blessed him and doubled his possessions. (Job 42:12) “The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys”. We...
It is hard to find a book that is based on God’s formulas for leadership. Many people have said that the men of the Bible are fanatics, because of their common appearance of semi-long hair and a generally unkempt appearance. They have reduced the bible characters to mere characters used in the development of a story. But these men of God were not mare fanatics. Their lives and experiences serve as examples to us as.
People should concentrate more on the Bible when seeking to learn about leadership. The Bible provides a variety of leaders who have faced different challenges and have successfully overcome them, and these experiences could be used by leaders today to help them deal with challenges, difficulties and hard decisions that they may be faced with in their work. One thing that is common to all Biblical leaders is their trust in God. The leaders had a frequent communication to God, and they trusted him in all that happened to them and also trusted that God will make them victorious in their endeavors. Today’s leaders should also put God first and trust in him during the good and the bad times. They should also keep God close through constant prayer and consult him in whatever they do so as to get God’s guidance and protection just like Job and the other Biblical leaders.