While mentoring a young executive, I shared the importance of having the right balance in being people-focused versus task-focused. With my financial background, I tend to focus on tasks.
However, I’ve realized over the years that people are far more important. Research conducted by Robert Anderson and William Adams discovered that the number one indicator of effective leaders is strong people skills.
Spending time shepherding and developing others is easily forgotten, but critical.
In Ezekiel 34:2, God equates leading people with being a shepherd when He said, “Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?”
If you typically get hung up on tasks, consider adding the names of people you need to shepherd to your to do list.