In order to lead effectively it is important that those who oversee projects, departments or people adhere to these core principles to garner success. The principles are aligned to the church acronym F.L.W.C.
Face time and follow-up * Leading with love * Working together * Consistency
Face time and follow through: Communication
Isaiah 1:18a says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: …”
Ephesians 4: 29 says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
The first and most important principle is communication. We cannot move forward and accomplish goals and objectives unless we can talk to people face to face. Face time is essential to understand what is asked and expected of you over time. Face time is also about being accountable and then following up or checking in to follow through on the task assigned with your superior. Keeping them abreast of your progress and ensuring you are on the right track.
Leading with love: Godly consciousness
John 3:16 says; “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, …”
It is important that as a leader you are awake and cognizant of the power of God’s love, but even more so, how to operate and live in its power. Living in his love as a leader is sacrificial where you are willing to accept responsibility, take ownership, and be liable for all that you manage, supervise and oversee.
Working together: Collaboration
Nehemiah 4:6 says, “So built we the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.”
It is necessary to remember that for things to be accomplished we must work together. One mind, one voice, one goal! Working together with everyone on the team and not just those we selectively choose to work with. When we as a people are one, and all have one language, we will accomplish anything we imagine, plan and purpose to do (Genesis 11:6).
Consistency: Restrained repetition
Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make yourself prosperous and then you will have good success.”
As leaders we are capable of self-discipline. It is in the self-discipline of restraint to hold ourselves to do the same things in the same way and at the same time is where we find success. When we build restrained repetition or consistency, it takes us to new heights in reliability, because we become dependable to leadership and God.