The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do.
- Howard Hendricks, Dallas Theological Seminary
This, my favorite, quote on leadership, has impacted me for years.
Leadership has nothing to do with me doing my thing well – my sermon, my speech, my lecture, my meeting, my mentoring, or my writing. It has everything to do with how others have grown, acted, learned, organized, matured, loved, and lived differently because of what I did.
Neither does leadership have anything to do with you doing your thing, whatever it is, well. It’s about what others do because of what you do.
Think about that for a minute, and then stop evaluating your leadership too soon! You might just find yourself really encouraged!