Eggshell planters seedlingsLeadership is not a job or a role that you play, but a lifestyle…an expression of who you are. When you plant words of life, you reap rapport and relationship. Rapport and relationship positions you for influence and influence can position you for almost anything.

However influence and leadership is not cheap. There is a price to pay. A price of accountability and of responsibility to those you lead, to those over whom you have influence. Good leadership doesn’t make decisions based on today or even just tomorrow.

As a parent I tell my children I care more about their growth than their comfort. Their potential and possibilities are more important to me than if they happen to like me at that moment. Being a leader and carrying influence is about being a steward.

Originally posted by Sara Hand on May 8, 2010

Photo Credit and great article on planting:)