You know, I often get real skeptical of leaders with serious inferiority complexion.

How can you claim to believe in others when you don’t even believe in yourself?

No offense man – but that just sounds like pure bull to me.

Honestly, I’m no advocate of self motivational talks. As Christians, we understand that we are able to believe in ourselves because God first believed in us. Being human, it is only natural for us to have our moments of self doubt. Though we may never be able to completely escape the clutches of self doubt, I just find it appalling how some leaders have to constantly struggle with this issue.

We, who are leaders, have a higher calling – the greater responsibility to disciple and empower those whom we lead. Yet if we are perpetually in the state of doubting ourselves, it would be inevitable that some of these unresolved concerns would overflow onto our followers. It is often said that insecure leaders have trouble empowering others as they find difficulty in letting go of power. This principle holds true for both the corporate world as well as church leadership.

A leader needs to have a healthy amount of self esteem, lest his followers suffer from his lack of it.