“See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur,
of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the
Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with
knowledge and with all kinds of skills—" - Exodus 31:2-3.
God fillled Bezalel with skill and wisdom, then He chose him to work on the tabernacle. Leaders need to follow the same pattern. First, they need to recognize the gifts and talents of those around them. Leaders need to be acquainted with where and when their followers can be counted on to perform and even lead. Second, leaders need to identify those who are not only gifted but who also have wisdom, which is knowledge that is practically applied. Finally, leaders need to 'promote' people who can perform and flow well in a team setting under the leader's guidance.
LEADERSHIP STEP: You know what it feels like to be promoted. Today, it's your turn to promote others. Are there those who have performed well on your team and who also have wisdom to get along with others? Then recognize their skill and wisdom by promoting them, even creating new positions and titles to recognize both their skill and their wisdom. If you don't promote those whom God has specially gifted to perform great work, you will lose them and their talent.