Here is a core principle for God-fearing leaders who face the challenge of selecting top-tier leaders for the organizations they lead… A principle that secular leadership theorists will NOT emphasize, but none-the-less is essential!… “Spend the time necessary before you select top-tier leaders in your organization with prayer! Bathe the choice in prayerful consideration, seeking God’s guidance!
Here the principle illustrated right out of the Bible… “In those days He [Jesus] went out to the mountain to pray, and all night He continued in prayer to God. And when day came, He called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom He named apostles.” (From Luke 6:12-16)
It should be noted, however, that following that principle does not mean that there won’t be a periodic deep disappointment in a particular leadership choice – a problem choice that a leader will not have to manage and deal with… Named among those Jesus chose was “Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” But when choices are made in prayerful consideration, the traitor – the defector – does not have to destroy the success of the mission of the organization.