Obedience September 21
Accordingly, while the day-to-day direction of the community does rest in his hands, his principal charge is to stimulate and to coordinate responsible initiative and brotherly collaboration in the community (Const. 9.3).
There are three styles of leadership inspired by the Spirit. Every superior, in accord with his personality, prefers one or other of the styles or a combination of them. A leader can use the strengths of each style in a Christian way, while trying to avoid its weaknesses.
The first style: Accomplishing the task with success. The energies and gifts of the leader are dedicated to a task, whose successful accomplishment is promising. With this confidence, he is ready to delegate, collaborate and listen. The weakness of this style that could discourage the leader is the fear of failure.
The second style: Accomplishing the task as a team. Harmony among the people engaged in accomplishing the task is primary. The leader looks, above all, to build good relationships among the team members. What could hold back the leader in this style is lack of cooperation on the part of others.
The third style: Accomplishing the task by personal influence. The leader exercises personal charisma to accomplish the task. His principle objective is to influence the course of events. The danger for the leader in this style is the tendency to impose.
It is easier to move an ant hill than to exercise authority in the village. (Mongo)