Last week some guys and I studied leadership from chapter 5 of Nehemiah (a book in the Old Testament of the Bible).
Here’s some of our thoughts and leadership principles we learned from the chapter:
Great leaders ask for sacrifices from their people.
This became obvious when the people cried out to Nehemiah because they had mortgaged their land and sold their daughters into slavery. Nehemiah was making a great sacrifice by feeding over 150 men a night at his dinner table, and was also asking the people to make great sacrifices too. Great leaders ask for great sacrifices, but only after they’ve first sacrificed themselves.