Manage from Your Heart
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
The message was really powerful, but one thing in his closing prayer really caught my attention… he prayed that we would manage people from our heart.
What does that mean to manage people from my heart? What does that even look like?
As a leader, I recognize the value of relational leadership, but managing from the heart… I think there is a whole other level here that I need to uncover.
If the heart is the wellspring of life, then it’s the place where my life overflows… where the deepest parts of me are revealed… where what’s truest about me exists. If I manage from my heart, it needs to be an overflow of my character. It means I’m managing and leading my team in a style that is unique to me… and as a result it’s authentic. It’s not an imitation of other leaders that I admire or a set of principles I’ve read in a book. It’s an overflow of my heart and character. It’s an overflow of the closeness I have with God and the discernment and guidance He gives.
Am I managing from my heart?
And do I like what the overflow of my heart looks like?
Great leaders lead from an abundance of love for others. I want to be that kind of leader.
What does managing from the heart mean to you?