The leadership system comprises of five practices that promotes exemplary leadership. That is, a leader is needs to model the way, inspire for the sharing of vision, enabling other people to act or respond adequately to the challenges facing them and encouraging of the hearts which are broken by the challenging situations.The emphasis on the need for the leaders to sensitize the community on the significance of the dynamics around the leadership relationship concept.
During the early church, leaders demonstrated their competence, influence to the community and the initiative they hold to the Christian faith using the leadership skills of the apostle Paul (Romans 16: 1-15). According to the scripture (Romans 12:3-8) leaderships is the spiritual gift from God therefore it needs to be shared to the entire creation without discriminating on lines of gender. James and Barry argument perfectly integrate with that of the Apostle Paul. They both calls for equal leadership opportunities to everybody. Leadership should be used for the benefit of the other people by developing an initiative that would help people to do extraordinary things. According to the text it highlights the way leaders used the five practices of exemplary leadership.
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