Is leadership a job or a calling?

How can you tell if someone holding a ‘leadership’ position is there merely for the job or as a calling?

Check what interest drives him or her. My book, Lead for Life, addresses the types of interest.

No one can lead, let alone lead for life, unless he or she understands and comes into leadership with a strong appreciation and commitment to a healthy sense of interest.

Interest is a kind of powerful, magnetic or pulling force; something one feels he or she is ‘born’ to be and/or to do. This can be selfish or selfless.

The type of interest you commit to will determine whether you are merely holding down a job or in a ‘calling’. Continue reading “Is leadership a job or a calling?”