Then it was, when the wall was built and I had hung the doors, when the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, that I gave the charge of Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the leader of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many. ~Nehemiah 7:1-2
Two emotions usually follow a great achievement: a sign of relief and celebration and a sense of . . . now what? The period after a success can become a dangerous time. Sometimes we feel tempted toward complacency, especially if we lack another goal. We can become satisfied and let down our guard. Momentum leaks.
The moment of victory is a crucial time for any organization. A transitional problem occurs when the leader does not know how to grow with the organization. Nehemiah’s life illustrates the difference between a catalyst and a consolidator.
Two Types of Leadership Seasons
1. Catalyst: Gets it going 1.Consolidator: Keeps it going
2. Designer: Thinks it up 2.Developer: Follows it up
3. Motivator: Encourages 3.Manager: Organizes
4. Entrepreneur: Relies on self 4.Executive: Relies on others