The things that distinguish leaders who run with horses from those who walk with footmen, those who shuffle along under the anointing (Jeremiah Chapter 12 Verse 5), is their ability as leaders to live a life of purpose that stretches beyond their own time. This ability allows them to implement a succession plan by recruiting and growing future leaders to become giants: leaders of great purpose and direction for the Kingdom of God. Historian Clay Jenkinson wrote: "To understand Jefferson, you need to know that he was a collector of protégés. He could never have achieved what he did without able-bodied men." Jefferson's success was largely due to collecting protégés.
The following article is presented with permission of Dr. Tony Keys and is one of a series of heavily edited excerpts from his books on leadership.
"If you have run with footmen and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses?" Jeremiah Ch 12:5
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States of America, is remembered not so much for his presidency but for his work as a legislator in developing the guidelines for democratic government that still today influence free nations. It was said of him by the historian Clay Jenkinson:
"To understand Jefferson, you need to know that he was a collector of protégés. He could never have achieved what he did without able-bodied men." Jefferson's success was largely due to collecting protégés.
The lasting future of any organization depends upon the principle of succession. Therefore, one of the key issues of leadership is the ability to identify, develop and retain talented leaders who understand and exemplify the organization's unique culture and vision whilst at the same time lead the organization to a new level of growth.
The things that distinguish leaders who run with horses from those who shuffle along is their ability to live a life of purpose that stretches beyond their own time. They have the ability to recruit and grow future leaders who will be leaders of great purpose and direction for the Kingdom of God.
Before the principles of succession can become part of the culture of the organization, the leaders themselves must go through a maturing process where they move from being a charismatic revolutionary leader to a great reformer: a transformational leader.
'Growing Future Leaders' : (The Enormous Potential of Followers') explores the power of mentoring and coaching, and offers strategies for identifying and accelerating the growth of high-potential followers and future leaders.
When faced with the responsibility of leading your organization into the future by developing leaders for that future, may you boldly proclaim, "I will run with horses!"
Is Your Organization one of Dwarfs or Giants?
Being anointed for office is not enough!
When God challenged Jeremiah (Jer Chapter 12 Verse 5), that challenge was for Jeremiah to build commitment in the things of God; to build enormous volumes of stamina. Running with horses takes a lot of energy. God had provided Jeremiah with anointing to be a prophet and now expected something from him. He is to demonstrate the heroism of endurance and live a life of purpose far beyond that which he thinks he is capable of living. Being anointed for office is not enough.
Paul Corrigan1 in his analysis of Shakespeare's play "Richard II" raises the question, "Is being king enough?" Richard begins life as a young ruler believing that it is enough to be anointed as king. In fact, in the third act of the play, Richard makes this statement:
"Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed King."
Throughout the play, Richard believes that people owe him allegiance because he is anointed; that 20,000 men and a host of angels will appear at his defense. None of this eventuates. By the end of Shakespeare's play, Richard II is seen as a weak, lonely leader who lacks a strong sense of direction.
Richard II - lost in the position of charismatic leadership - did not recognize that though he was anointed as leader of his people, there is an expectation that comes with that anointing. The expectation is there that a leader will grow future leaders.
David Ogilvy, head of Ogilvy & Mather, would give each of his new managers a set of Russian nesting dolls, the type you unscrew or pull apart to find a slightly smaller doll inside until you end up with a tiny wooden doll the size of a thumb. He would then say to the new managers,
"If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs, but if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, Ogilvy and Mather will become a company of giants." Ogilvy and Mather is today one of the largest marketing and advertising companies in the world and has over 359 offices located in over ninety countries.
One of the things that distinguishes leaders who run with horses from those who shuffle along under the anointing, is their ability to recruit and grow future leaders of great purpose and direction for the Kingdom of God.
For leaders of change to successfully raise-up leaders who will continue the legacy they have created, they need to understand the importance and dynamics of succession. The thought of succession presents enormous challenges to a dynamic change leader who is leading an organization through the whole process of change. In light of the many difficulties facing leaders, succession is often left out of the equation. It is simply too hard.
In leadership development, there is a term employed that summarizes the cause-and-effect relationship between a leader and a protégé. It is called the Pygmalion and Galatea Effect and is based on the principles operating in an ancient Greek legend as seen in the play, "Pygmalion."
This cause-and-effect relationship between 'leader and protégé' can easily be seen in the Bible in the lives of such people as King David and Moses. But for that discussion, you will have to wait until next time.
May God Bless You and your leadership. Dr. T. Keys.
Pastor Anthony Keys Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.trinitylead.com Growing Future Leaders - The Enormous Potential of Followers - Published 2006 by CRS Publishing, Unit 9, 147 Marshalltown Rd, Grovedale, Victoria 3216, Australia. Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations are from the NKJV Holy Bible
March 9, 2017 ADDENDUM
Dr. Tony Keys has produced 12 books which are available as E-books, most of which sell for $3.95. There is however a very limited supply of hardcopy books still available. Follow this link and search the page. You must scroll down that page.
The kids used to turn up repeatedly throughout the day just to look at the foreigner, touch him, feel the hair on his (the monkey’s) arms and generally just gawk. China has changed a lot over the years but there have been times when a foreigner in a small town or village would attract huge crowds. Sometimes people would be known to suddenly come upon you, look up at your face and just plain scream! I’m not joking!
Many there are who delight in bringin shame to their country and heritage, and all in the name of some blessed cause or other, but when there be no difference at all between their words and behavior and those of our worst enemies, how be it that such folk can think of themselves as ‘decent, patriotic or right-minded’?
Unfortunately, the West does not know what every Muslim scholar knows; that the worst enemies of Islam are from within. The worst of these are the khawaarij who delude others by the deeply dyed religious exterior that they project. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said about them, “When you see them pray you will consider your own prayers insignificant. They recite the Quran but it does not exceed the limits of their throat.” In other words, they don’t understand the true meanings
Below is a one minute 43 second youtube video featuring Muslim Human Rights Activist Raheel Raza from the Clarion Project, in which she says of Donald Trump that though he is politically incorrect, he won the election ‘with a mandate among other things to call radical Islam what it is’ and she invites people to stop being politically correct and begin talking about radical Islam.
If Trump has his way, people will have to rely on ingenuity and hard work to succeed in life, and will be expected to be decent, moral citizens. God forbid that he succeeds in getting control of the judiciary! It will be back to the dark ages of Constitutional Limited Government and common sense!
Where were these PC (expletive) when I and others were writing years ago about the Syrian crisis? Did they care about the Syrian people? No they didn’t! Do these same sociopathic western political activists who would call me a racist support Muslim and other cultures similar practices such as female circumcision? – polygamy? – arranged marriages? No they don’t! They outlaw it! So don’t talk to me about how I am a racist!
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]