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Leadership & Authority

How can a leader be nice and friendly, yet remain in authority?

Q&A | September 06, 2017

This question reflects the struggle of virtually every leader, be it a parent, pastor, government leader, or a traditional organizational leader. The desire to be liked and accepted often clashes with the demands of the role, which requires us to make tough, often unpopular decisions.

Here are three foundational, guiding principles for those in leadership who struggle with the sentiments expressed in our question for this week: