"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."
Look at that phrase. There's a couple of very important things to see.
- First, leaders get people to do what they don't want to do. That's why leaders are needed. If everyone did only what they wanted to do, we would never change, and we would never corporately change for the better.
- The second part is even more important. Leaders get people to do what they don't want to do, in order to help them achieve what they want to achieve.
This is what the Bible calls spurring or provoking one another to good deeds.
Notice that the Bible did not say spear each other to death.
All too often, a leader so bent on vision that he sees people as tools to accomplish his vision can spear and provoke their people to burnout, disillusionment, and eventual death.
What is the primary difference between spurring and provoking others to do and become what they want to become versus spearing people to death?