Pulling instead of pushing (leading instead of managing ) starts with knowing where you are going. What is your mission? If you don't know your mission, people either won't follow you...or they will and you run the risk of getting them lost!
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me! And I will make you
fishermen for the souls of men!” ~ Mark 1:17 (TLB)
Pulling instead of pushing involves prayer and discipline. Not only do prayer and discipline provide perspective and peace; they model actions and character qualities you want to bring out in those who follow you. The next morning he was up long before daybreak and went out
alone into the wilderness to pray. ~ Mark 1:35 (TLB)
People will follow in your footsteps more readily than they follow
your advice. ~ Author unknown.
Pulling instead of pushing means taking care of your people. Your people are everyone God has put in your path. Whether they are your family at home, your employees at work, or those in your community. Be present with them, want the best for them, recognize their needs and show compassion.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on
them and healed their sick. ~ Matthew 14:14 (NIV)
When a general gets too far ahead of his troops he's often mistaken
for the enemy. ~ Author unknown
Learning together to pull instead of push...