Leadership and Listening


A good leader is a good listener. Paul indicates this in Philippians (2:4). Earn the right to speak. A good leader will listen to those around him. This is one example of being a servant-leader. When a leader exercises good listening skills, he/she displays humility. He is saying, “You are important. I am leading you and I want to know you. I want to consider your ideas.” It no longer is about the leader; he may have his mind set, but he takes the time to listen and show respect to his followers. People are attracted to a leader who displays humility. They are attracted to a leader who doesn’t lead with his authority, but leads with his humility. A good leader takes the time to lead by making himself nothing, getting things done using his humility, not using his authority (Philippians 2:5-11). And generally, to become humble, you need to learn to listen.

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About Hudson

I live in Indiana. I enjoyed playing soccer all four years of high school. I co-captained and won the MVP award my senior year. I also have created many film projects, the most extensive of which won a film festival award for Best Cinematography during my senior year. It is a 10-minute short film called Café Encounter and can be watched on YouTube. I have been actively involved in my youth group and am a leader for a middle school boys group on Sunday mornings. I was also blessed to go on two mission trips to Belize and Ecuador respectively. Belize really awakened my faith in Christ and pushed me towards active obedience and love for God. Ecuador gave me a life-changing perspective on missionary work and has helped me to view myself as a missionary in my every day life, but especially with the intent of being a missionary to my work industry.

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