Can I make a confession? I’m not naturally a “people” person, which is unfortunate since I work in ministry, and ministry is all about serving people. It’s something I have to be aware of and something I have to work on. Jesus didn’t have this problem. Jesus seemed to be the most “people” person to ever walk this Earth, and we see it in how he leads.
Wherever Jesus was, crowds found him. On multiple occasions Jesus left one area to draw away from the crowds only to be followed to the next town. His influence literally changed the world.
The fame and popularity that so many leaders seek today Jesus accomplished 2,000 year ago without the use of TV, radio, newspapers, or the Internet. Let that sink in for a moment.
It truly was amazing.
You and I will never come close to having the influence of Jesus, but I think there are still some important leadership lessons we can learn.