According to Henry and Richard Blackaby in their book, Spiritual Leadership, there are three illegitimate sources of influence that people often try to use.
What do you think about these three characteristics?
Some Quotes from Billy Graham on the Subject of Leadership
“Art and education may refine the taste, but they cannot purify the heart and regenerate the individual. His (Christ’s) words were simple yet profound. And they shook people, provoking either happy acceptance or violent refection. People were never the same after listening to him….The people who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.”
“A keen sense of humor helps us overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.”
“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, everything is lost.”
“I want to lobby for God.”
“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.”
“I have read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”
“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.” (p. 121)
“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”
“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying not, “What a lovely sermon!” but, “I will do something.”
“Courage is contagious: When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”
“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”
“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”