Leaders Know How to Follow

I loved reading Michael Hyatt’s blog today, Leadership Starts at Home (a guest post by Kelly Combs).

One of Kelly’s points was that leaders know how to follow.

Have you ever thought how much leadership changes in the course of one song?

DRUMS: the drummer starts the tempo
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: begins the intro
LEAD VOCAL: leads the people to sing
ANOTHER VOCALIST: possibly leads the next verse
LEAD GUITAR: takes the bridge while scripture is on the screens
LEAD VOCAL: leads the people to sing again
and on it goes….

The only way to experience excellence in music is by learning how and when to lead and how and when to follow.

We have all been there…. a vocalist begins to lead the congregation to sing a verse. At the same time, the piano or electric guitar begins a bridge or transition in the music. Someone immediately has to give in to the leadership of the other. If not, the train wreck just became a distraction in worship.

As the leader, be intentional with allowing others to lead you. Learn how to be a better follower. Your leaders will appreciate it.



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