Great leaders lead great people, but this doesn’t mean they only select the best. Successful leaders set others up for success. Are you leading well?
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon after traveling 230,000 miles through space. Just days earlier, on July 16, the Saturn V rocket blasted off into space. This was not the beginning of the journey, though. The real expedition began years earlier with the decision by American president John F. Kennedy to embark on the mission. Leadership is a lifelong development journey. Wherever you and I are in leadership today, our journey began long ago. My own journey probably started some time during fifth grade when I was (literally) ordered into a leadership role in middle school.
Most people may not know who John Wesley was, but I would argue many (particularly evangelical Christians) have heard his name before. John Wesley was an Anglican priest who founded Methodism in the seventeenth century, but his influence endures today. He was the leader of a spiritual and social revival that changed the face of England, North America, and much of the world. Wesley was a prolific writer and a powerful preacher who spoke to thousands. So, with all of these great accomplishments, what is Wesley’s greatest legacy?