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The 10th “Leadership” Day of Christmas The Gift of Relationships

In the song, there are ten lords a-leaping.  As a leader, you may have 2, 10, or 200 people that you lead, but if you want them to be “a leaping” at work – doing their job with passion and engagement, you play a pivotal role.

Today’s task leads to the gift of greater engagement, productivity, passion, and more.  And it starts with these questions.

  • How would I characterize my relationships with the Lord and those on my team?
  • What efforts do I regularly take to build these relationships intentionally?
  • What is the most important thing I could do to nurture or grow a relationship with the Lord and someone on my team today?

People want to be led by people they know, like, and trust.  These come by having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. All three of these factors relate to relationships.

People don’t need to know everything about you, and you don’t have to know every detail about their lives either – and if you have many on your team, you wouldn’t be able to do that even if you wanted to.

Don’t make that an excuse.

You will be a more influential and effective leader if you have better, deeper, and more meaningful relationships with Jesus Christ and those you lead.

Do something today and every day to build and nurture relationships.  Make that your gift to yourself and your team today.

Fun fact – Did you know that the 10 Lords a-Leaping, represent the 10 Commandments?

Written by Stan Ponz
Dr. Stan Ponz is founder and president of Make It Clear Ministries (a national ministry that began in 1973 to help people take the Gospel and the Word of God into every person's world!). Stan also serves as President of Clarity Christian College. and is married to his high school sweetheart Carol, who led him to the Lord in 1966.