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Leading with a small "L"

Leading with a small “L” is showing those who are looking to us for guidance that you are there to serve them and not to dominate them. An example of leading with a small “L” is of King Benjamin from the book of Mosiah. Usually when we think of a King we envision a man sitting on a throne being waited on hand and foot by many people. This is not the case with King Benjamin. He was out tilling the fields and harvesting the crops with the others in the kingdom. He was truly a servant of the people. For me that is what it means to lead to lead with a small “L”. Serve those we are leading so we all can be blessed learn together.

When we teach so that people can understand the lesson and they enjoy learning then for me this type of teaching can contribute to being a disciple leader. Jesus taught us by example. He did not go around forcing people what he knew to be the will of his father on the people. He left their agency intact. People have to want to learn and we have to make it so that they will want to learn and forcing people to learn is not what being a disciple leader is all about.


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