Build Others UP


One of the fallacies of leadership is the thinking that in building a career, legacy, or power base you have achieved the essential core of what leadership is about. Quite frankly, that could not be further from the truth.

The fact is, that leadership is built upon the premise of leading others. In leading others, you set in motion those principles to empower people to move forward and upward in their abilities.

This can only be achieved, not by tearing others down, or lifting yourself up, but by Building Others UP.

For example:

  • A parent is only successful in that they build their children up to become respectful young men and women in their lives.
  • A pastor is effective only in how they disciple their flock to grow in the faith.
  • A coach has influence in their players mastering the fundamentals and advanced nuances of their sport.
  • A district or regional manager is only successful if their stores can be self-sufficient without them being there constantly.

In every organization and personal interaction, the great and effective leaders edify their people and give them the needed encouragement, resources, and motivation to build them up.

Any building structure stands the test of time when it is build with a solid foundation, a sturdy framework, and with quality materials. Any lasting family, church, team, or organization can only endure when the culture and leadership are given to building others up and keep this as a core focus in their mission.

Make it a habit this week to edify others in their efforts to grow and contribute to the team.


– Paul


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About Paul LaRue

My goal - To encourage you to lead & influence others with positive impact.

Posted on June.30.2014, in Leadership. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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