"Some men brought to him a paralyzed man,
lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith,
he said to the man, 'Take heart, son; your
sins are forgiven'" - Matthew 9:2.
Jesus always paid attention, especially to people and their condition or emotional state. In this case, He was teaching but he 'saw' the faith of those who brought the man to be healed. It is easy to get so involved in the things of leadership that the people in the leader's world can become a means to an end. In leadership circles, this is called 'emotional intelligence,' which is awareness of what is going on in the leader's heart as well as in the minds and hearts of those around the leader.
LEADERSHIP STEP: If you have never encountered the term 'emotional intelligence,' there is a large body of work done on the subject. If you are familiar, perhaps it's time for a refresher. Either way, your Step today is to read this introductory article found online. Another possibility is to re-read a book or article you already have on the subject. The important thing, however, is that you begin to apply the principles to your own life today.