In our current economy and culture it is important for leaders to understand what grace can do for leaders. Showing and applying grace might be uncommon for business leaders but the rewards and benefits of having and showing grace are indispensable. If leaders want to continue to lead in our current culture we must apply grace into our life. Here are 4 things grace does for leaders:
Grace allows leaders to fail: Knowing that we have grace will lift the burden of trying not to fail. It will give us the assurance of trying something that we know might not work, but that is worth the risk. If we know that we have grace we also know that we can and are able to fail.
Grace lifts leaders up from a failure: Knowing that we have grace can lift us up and out of a failure. It also gives us encouragement to try again and to keep going. A lot of times people are down for the count the first time they encounter a failure, that is due to them not being able to let grace lift them up. Grace can and will lift a leader out of failures, because if we understand that we have grace to fail, there is no reason to stay where we are at. Grace can raise a leader up and out of a failure.
Grace gives leaders the example of how to treat others: The grace in a leader’s life can help the leader show grace to others. Leaders need to understand the importance of showing grace to others. A leader will never receive grace if they don’t show it to others. Grace upon a leader’s life sets the example of how they should treat others. Leader’s first need grace and then need to show grace to the people who follow them.
Grace is needed to lead successfully: Grace is something a leader needs in order to be successful. We can’t reach our maximum potential without grace in our lives. We all have had grace shown to us and we need to show it to others. Leaders who show and have grace can influence other people. Leader’s need to know that they can’t lead without grace.