I like to watch how leaders interact with subordinates and how I relate to my subordinates as a leader. I have found some leaders are everything I think a leader should be. Then I have seen the opposite extreme where I would prefer to never interact with a particular leader. Most of us fall somewhere in-between the two extremes.
When we fall down and stray off the path do we pick ourselves up and continue on, or do we practice excused based leadership? I have found some of the best leaders I have worked with take ownership of those they lead and for their actions. The ones I don’t think so highly of always have a reason why things aren’t working.
Jesus was a servant leader who led by example and modeled the behavior he wanted his followers to mimic
Leadership is based on trust. Are we servant leaders or excuse based leaders, do we model the behavior we want our subordinates to follow? Would you want someone with your leadership style over you?