Just recently I finished reading a book called “Lessons From The Top,” and at one point the book reveals that people look for three basic qualities in their leaders: Direction, Trust, and Hope. It seems to me that all of us are leaders, regardless of our vocation, or job description. For example our children look up to us, our neighbors look to us for help and, as a result, we have a significant impact on their future.
Clear direction helps develop their confidence. Trust allows them to know they can come to us when they need help. And hope is what we instill in them because they trust us and know where they’re going. I am convinced that the most important of these is trust. Why is that? Because, without trust, relationships can’t develop. Without a relationship, there is no influence. And without influence, we can’t provide direction or hope to spawn faith.