- Perry Noble
Leadership is not easy—if it was then anyone could do it. The one thing I really wrestled with early in my leadership was NOT identifying problems (anyone can do that…just look at social media)! It was actually making the really difficult decision I knew needed to be made in order to solve the problem. The main thing that will hold us back in our leadership (as well as the church/company we lead) is an unwillingness to make a difficult decision. You are a smart person (if you weren’t then you would most likely NOT be sitting in the place of leadership you now have); however, oftentimes leadership isn’t an IQ test, it’s a courage test. Most leaders already know the difficult decision (or decisions) they need to make—they just refuse to make them because doing so would cause things to get uncomfortable. I can remember wrestling with a leadership decision once that I knew was going to impact a lot of people, and most likely cause some people to not like me. The decision was keeping me up at night—and I kept on delaying it (thinking things would just work themselves out). Finally, two points of clarity hit me that enabled me to make the decision I knew needed to be made (but didn’t want to make).