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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Will You Be Made Whole? Essential Skills, Developing Leadership, Training Energy!

From the Gospel of John:

John 5: 5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], he said unto him, Will you be made whole?
John 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
John 5:8 Jesus said unto him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
John 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked:

What essential skills of leaders are depicted in this passage?

1) Jesus saw and knew - He perceived, discerned, paid attention to, ascertained, observed and inspected and examined, Jesus learned and came to know, He had a feeling of knowledge, got a knowledge of perceiving.

2) Jesus' knowledge was relevant because Jesus knew, perceived, became acquainted with the fact and understood that the "certain man" had a "want of strength" (that the man had a negative "strength"), he had a "weakness," which indicates having an "inability to produce results"

3) Jesus said, affirmed over and maintained, taught, encouraged, advised, commanded, intended and pointed out with words "will you be made whole?"and "rise, take up your bed and walk."

How did Jesus help this man develop leadership?

That man's belief that he could be made whole was strengthened by the ways Jesus paid attention to and understood the man's situation and challenges, the man's faith was supported by Jesus' teachings, encouragement, affirmations and advice.

The man knew he could obey and follow Jesus' commands and therefore he used that relevant knowledge and applied it to what Jesus maintained the man could do - which is "rise, take up his bed and walk!"

Why did Jesus have to train the man's energy?

Because the man was acting on his past circumstances, he was thinking that there was only one solution to his problem, he was in a state of regret, was feeling sorry for himself and had lost most of his self-worth.

Jesus used His own ability to clearly and carefully evaluate the situation, powerfully envision the possible, devise and create an unshakable strategy, communicate the opportunity with confidence, conviction and a loving concern and use all of those leadership qualities to facilitate the man's own desire to be energized, healed and delivered out of his miserable state.

Now that's using leadership skills training and development for creating energy!

May the Lord our God bless your life today and everyday!



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