The best leaders are people who know something about everything. Knowing a little bit about everything makes you a far better leader than many others. This is why many organizations train their leaders by taking them to every department to afford them the opportunity to learn something about every area. Knowledge gives you an ability and power to accomplish many tasks.
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears
- Knowledge makes you a strong man. Dear leader, believe that you are stronger when you have knowledge. Knowledge gives you power and increases your strength in many areas. Strive for knowledge, because in gaining knowledge you gain strength.
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of KNOWLEDGE INCREASETH STRENGTH.
- Through knowledge you can judge with righteous judgment and weigh the actions of people around you.
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: FOR THE LORD IS A GOD OF KNOWLEDGE, AND BY HIM ACTIONS ARE WEIGHED.
1 Samuel 2:1-3
- Through knowledge you can be a leader and a good ruler. Make it your prayer as Solomon did and you will be amazed and the results. Knowledge will definitely make you a good leader and ruler.
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
2 Chronicles 1:10
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but HAST ASKED WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE FOR THYSELF, THAT THOU MAYEST JUDGE MY PEOPLE, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
2 Chronicles 1:11-12
You will never be a good leader if you do not have any idea about what goes on. It is easier for someone to explain complicated issues to you when you, at least, have an idea of what he is trying to get across to you. You do not have to be an expert in fields outside yours, you will be good enough if you have an idea. That is a good enough foundation to build on. The fact that you are a layperson in a certain field means that you should read up and educate yourself.
Rise up, be a reader, gain some knowledge and be a better leader.
As a leader, when a decision is taken in the field of accounting under your banner, you are responsible. That is why it is important to know a bit about everything.
Knowing a little about everything is to have the spirit of knowledge, the spirit of wisdom and the spirit of understanding. Never say, “Oh, that is medicine. I don't know, I don't care, and I don't want to know!” There is a lot that you can know and must know!
Imagine being in charge of an aeroplane and not knowing a thing about it! Imagine being a head teacher who has no knowledge of education! Imagine being a law enforcement agent with no knowledge of the law! You would not want to be in such a situation! You are in a bad bad situation when you do not have knowledge. The bible says it is “not good” to be without knowledge.
Also, that the soul be WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE, IT IS NOT GOOD; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
Strive to be a reader! A leader is a reader. You can gain so much by being a reader.
Reading is a great avenue to gaining knowledge. Strive to gain some knowledge in different fields! This will help you to be a better leader. May you be a leader who knows at least a little about many things!
By Dag Heward-Mills