The law of addition simply states that leaders add value by serving others.
I ask myself these questions all the time,
- Am I adding value to others, or am I subtracting value from them?
- Are my peers better off because of me?
- Am I taking others to a higher level?
I’ve taken God’s commands literally and minister in other countries. He said to Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . Matthew 28:19
My mandate is to make disciples for Christ. It takes a disciple to make a disciple.
Leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others
Retired general Norman Schwarzkopf once said,
“When you help others climb a hill, you will get closer to the top yourself.”
You are either adding or subtracting. If you’re adding to others, it’s intentional; if you are subtracting from others, I think it’s unintentional.
We should follow the example of Christ.
Jesus said in Mark 10:44-45 (NKJV)
And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”