27 November 2012

Dear Online Friend,

Greetings with love in the precious Name of Christ Jesus our Lord!

I’m delighted to inform you that the 19th in my “How not…” Series, titled HOW NOT TO LEAD, English-Tamil, is now uploaded on this website. It’s again a 10-episode Series with a total running time of 5 hours.

“ Leadership is one of the most popular subjects both in the religious circles and in the secular world. Everywhere we hear about Leadership Training, Leadership Seminars, Management Courses and so on. They all aim at leadership development. So many books and manuals have come out on this subject.

You may wonder why a seemingly negative approach in this Series for this subject also. While teaching on Leadership, Jesus said to His disciples, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall NOT be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be a servant” (Mt 20:25,26). Apostle Peter, as the leader of the twelve disciples, wrote to the Church leaders, “Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, NOT by compulsion but willingly, NOT for dishonest gain but eagerly, NOR as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock” (1 Pet 5:2,3).

This Series is a call to unlearn anything contrary to Biblical leadership, and learn practical lessons from Biblical teaching and models. The10 lessons are –

1. Do not lust for leadership.
2. Do not rely on your skill.
3. Do not exploit people.
4. Do not promote yourself.
5. Do not show partiality.
6. Do not go after money.
7. Do not be a loner.
8. Do not burn yourself out.
9. Do not neglect your personal life.
10.Do not delay preparing nextliners.

This Series is freely downloadable. Watch these episodes and forward them to your Christian contacts. These lessons will be valuable for any level of leadership.

Do send a line of acknowledgement. Thank you.

Yours,
R. Stanley