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Notes from the Journey with David – 139

139. When the time came near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon, his son (1 Kings 2:1).

Taking time to hand-off the leadership baton is critical for good leadership. You can’t expect your successor to make good decisions for the future if he or she lacks the information needed from the past. New leaders have every right to go their own way, but they need to be equipped with good information so they don’t make decisions in ignorance. Often, there is not a natural opportunity to have such a conversation, but a good leader needs to find a way to communicate the thinking behind his most critical decisions or provide good information to the issues that are arising on the new leader’s horizon. Such an effort requires wisdom and grace, but it can save the new leader from significant mistakes.

 

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