The Bible says that a good leader must be a good servant or follower of God. It also tells these qualities:
If a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?
-1 Timothy 3:5
1. Works hard
“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” (Proverbs 12:24)
A good leader dilligently works out his task without the consent of anybody. If a leader only moves when there are people watching, he definitely fails to be a good one. He must work wholeheartedly and willingly.
2. Listen before answering
“He who answers before listening–that is his folly and his shame.” (Proverbs 18:13)
One of the biggest challenge to a leader is when he is suffering from a certain circumstance which include his followers. He must not conclude immediately instead he must listen to them first before deciding on what to say.
3. Open to new ideas
“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.” (Proverbs 18:15)
Unity is the most rooted goal of a good leader. In order to him to create unity in his group, he must be open to his followers specially in terms of new suggested ideas. It is easier to create harmony and cooperation in that way.
4. Listens to the both sides of the story
“The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” (Proverbs 18:17)
As said earlier, a leader cannot prevent circumstances from happening. Another way of dealing with circumstances is to listen to the both sides of the story. A leader must allow his followers to explain their sides as well.
5. Stands up under pressure
“If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!” (Proverbs 24:10)
Cramming is a big word in leadership. A leader always deal with his procastination. He wants to finish all his works even though they have no big impact on the beneficiary. He must stand up even in times of pressure! He must do the best work he can do and not produce work out of cramming.