Great leaders are those of unquestionable character. Character is formed by what we stand for, or fall for. It is made by many good actions, but lost by a single undesirable action. Character is an invisible property, yet the most noble possession we can have.
The first qualification for leadership is integrity – leading and living a life of consistency in our good actions, values, measures, and principles. Leadership sets the standard for people to follow by taking responsibility, making decisions, guiding the group and growing the organization. The secret of success is dynamic leadership. It is to think big about what you want to achieve, and the way to get there.
Leaders do not grow on trees. Leadership qualities must be identified and those people must be nurtured and trained up from grassroots level. Let us always focus on the willing and available person for particular training, even if that person is untaught, untrained, ill-equipped, incompetent or unqualified.
Dr Jack Baloyi is the founder of Celebration Christian Centre which started in Soshanguve in 1987, and has since equipped and released 32 pastors in Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and the Vaal Triangle.
He coordinated and directed several crusades of evangelists such as Reinhardt Bonnke, Richard Ngidi, Nicky v/d Westhuizen, Paul Lutchman, Michael Cassidy, Elijah Maswanganyi, Andre Pelser, Andre van Zyl and John Bosman.
His ministry has taken him beyond the borders of Africa as he travelled to countries such as the US, Russia, UK, West and Eastern Europe, Ireland, Singapore and South Korea. He has ministered in almost all provinces of South Africa, as well as in West and East Africa and in 12 Southern African Development Countries (SADC), majoring in leadership seminars, crusade strategies and mentoring.