A Little Sentimental Today

Surround yourself with great people and repeatedly tell them why they matter.

This might be one of the greatest leadership lessons I’m learning right now.

Life and leadership seems to be getting increasingly more complex.  I have more responsibility and opportunities than ever before and with that more opportunities to really jack it all up if it weren’t for the people around me.

Each day I’m reminded of the value of the people that God has put in my life, both personally and professionally.  I have people who bring expertise to situations, others who bring encouragement, co-workers who own their responsibilities and play their part, friends who counsel and make me laugh, family who support in all seasons… the list goes on.

Some days I want to slow everything down and get it to a nice manageable pace where I feel like I’m in complete control, but I’m learning that living on the brink of perceived chaos (in my desperate-need-for-order mind), is where I’m most able to see the gifts of others shine.

Who has God placed in your life?

Have you told them how much you appreciate them?

  • http://twitter.com/xpastoronline Kevin M. Stone

    Jenni,

    You’re so right on! I’m repeatedly reminded about all the staff with whom I work and how my responsibility is to help them to succeed. Without them, where would I be?

    I do my best to tell them that from time to time, believe me!

    Great post!

  • http://newequus.wordpress.com/ Mindy Bowman

    Thanks for the reminder! Sometimes I get to caught up in the day-to-day, I need to stop and thank those who are support me so that I can do what God has called me to do!

  • http://www.margaretfeinberg.com/ Margaret

    I’m celebrating a loved one’s bday tomorrow–perfect time to lavish them with the reasons why they matter!