"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper
than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even
to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart" - Hebrews 4:12.
It is remarkable that a book written thousands of years ago is still 'powerful' enough today to evaluate a leader's thoughts and attitudes. Of course, that is because the Author of that Book is still alive, standing behind the words written to direct, convict, inspire, confront, and encourage those who submit to Him and His Book. Leaders do well when they not only study economics, accounting, strategy and change tactics, but also have a regular reading and study program focusing on God's word.
LEADERSHIP STEP: What is your relationahip like with God's word at this point in your leadership life? Your Step today is to evaluate whether or not you are learning and growing in the knowledge of God's word. Then you must identify a reading program, study group, coursework or some other way to become more knowledgable and intimate with the Bible. Your goal is not just to learn about it, but to allow the Word to shape and guide your attitude and leadership decisions.