Ellen White Leadership Principle
1. The Leader called to a high position holds greater responsibility to be a person of intergrity.
2. The Leader never compromises for popularity or personal security.
3. For the Leader, crises demand firmness, decisiveness, and unflinching courage.
4. For the Leader, selfless caring for others is paramount.
5. In the leader, smooth, gentle speech and dignified demeanor are not always divine attributes.
6. For the leader, humility is a prerequisite to the Spirit's blessing.
7. The leader receives empowerment from the Holy Spirit.
8. The leader receives a spirit of teamwork from the Spirit.
9. The leader hears the voice of God through the Spirit.
In the book Ellen White on Leadership she gives many attributes and instructions on Leadership. Since I have stepped up into a leadership role I am understanding the type of leader I should be and I desire to continue to grow according to God's will. If we desire to take a lead position or to even guide others through our influence we must be cautious to be lead and guided by the Holy Spirit. We are responsible for ourselves and others through our actions and behaviors. I pray that God will guide us in all that we do and say.
Tutsch, Cindy DMin. (2008) Ellen White on leadership: guidance for those who influence others Pacific Press USA