The Importance of Good Council

Having an inner circle can be very helpful to you as a leader, but always choose your inner circle very carefully. 

Your Advisor Will Make You or Break You

"Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14

Every leader ought to build an inner circle that adds value to him or her and to the leadership of the organization. But choose well, for the members of this inner circle will become your closest confidantes; your inner circle will make you or break you.

So who belongs in the "council" in this inner circle?

Strive for the following:

  • Creative people
  • Loyal people
  • People who share your vision
  • Wise and intelligent people
  • People with complementary gifts
  • People with influence
  • People of faith
  • People of integrity

So how about it? Do those closest to you exemplify these qualities?

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