We are all emotional and as leaders, we have all faced situations that challenge our own emotions. We are not exempt from feeling anger or even extreme sadness. The problem comes when we start allowing ourselves to lead by those emotions. In those difficult times, we must be committed to the principles of true, Godly leadership. Reacting too soon could create an even bigger problem than the one at hand. Emotional leaders tend to cause their followers to not want to approach them for fear of how they might respond. As leaders, we should promote and practice an atmosphere of accessibility, transparency, and calm. I know this is not easy, especially when dealing with someone who tries your patience. As difficult as it may be, God could be allowing this to test your leadership. You can’t grow in your leadership until you learn to rise above your adversity. Commit to leading by discipline instead of emotions.

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