Three Ways To Be Great Leaders With Our

Finance A key phrase that sticks out for me in Genesis 17:27 is "with him." While the phrase is made up of only two simple words, the phrase tells us so much about how we should approach life and our responsibilities. As a leader, whether at home, at work, or in the community, we should be "practicing what we are preaching." We should be doing the same things we ask of others. Let’s look at three steps to being a great leader with respect to our finances. 1) Tell others As a leader, people seek us for guidance and direction whenever a new situation arises. Those who look to us may hope that we have been in the situation before and can share how we were able to deal with it. If we haven’t been in the situation before, they may hope that our other life experiences might offer some assistance that can help them make a decision. One example of this is found in the parent-child relationship. Our children come into this world knowing absolutely nothing about money. As a parent, we are one of the key influences on how our children’s attitude toward money develops. What we tell them about how to earn, save, and spend money sets the foundation for them and their behavior for the rest of their lives. We should feel comfortable enough to be open with them about both our good and bad experiences with money so that they have a larger knowledge base to learn from. 2) Show others Sometimes those we are leading will tune us out. They won’t hear the things we say, whether because of a lack of interest or any of a number of other distractions. We have all heard the saying, "Actions speak louder than words." When no one is listening, we can make sure that are actions are still speaking what we have been saying. We cannot take on the mentality of, "Do what I say, not what I do." That doesn’t work. It is very unrealistic to expect. At home, what example are we setting with respect to our finances? Are we spending more than we make? Are we not monitoring our spending habits? Are we avoiding our creditors? 3) Allow them to do it themselves I know. I’m full of sayings today. But I just need to use one more. Great leaders don’t bring fish to the hungry, but they do teach the hungry how to fish. When we want our students to really learn something that we’ve discussed or showed them, nothing drives home a point better than personal application. Sometimes we feel that it is easier to do it for them, but that doesn’t give them the real feeling of the experience. For example, if we buy everything for our children, how will they understand the true value of money? If our children never have money in their own hands to spend, they will not be able to understand how quickly that money can disappear in a mall. Yet, so often, we send our children off to college without ever getting used to the idea of spending money, using a checking account, or using a credit or debit card. How can we expect them to excel at something they know nothing about? We can be better leaders by not only telling others what to do. By showing them through our own examples and by allowing them to learn through doing, we will raise up a new generation of strong leaders. About the Author: Ozeme J. Bonnette is a financial coach, speaker, and author of Get What Belongs to You: A Christian Guide to Managing Your Finances. Her focus is on increasing financial literacy among adults and youth around the U.S. She earned 3 Bachelor’s degrees at Fresno State, and her MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School. Her blog is . Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Finance 相关的主题文章: