What kind of leader are you?
Growing up in the church I mostly saw leaders as Supermen. Superman’s only weakness was this little rock called kryptonite, and even when kryptonite was around, Superman still had ways for standing strong. When we have this perception of those who we have as our models, it makes living a similar life near impossible. These models seem pretty much infallible and with little to no weaknesses. Superman was an alien to our culture, a fluke. Likewise, we all have struggles and hardships in our life and when we see our models as Supermen, their life’s seem foreign (alien-like) to us and they seem like a singularity to us.
Are you brave enough to be Batman? I always loved Batman the most because he was a regular man just like us. He didn’t have some special mutation or come from another planet. He grew up out of a broken life and turned into one of the most feared heroes. In all the comics you will see Batman get battered up, bleed and get entrapped but he always found a way to get through it. That takes guts! Likewise, are you gutsy enough to let those who you are a model to see you bleed, see you when you get entrapped and see you seek God and get through those though moments in life?
The most effective leaders in my life were never the all powerful supermen, they were the men who were real with me and gave me the opportunity to see how they turn to God in any situation of their life, just like Batman.
Do people see you as Superman or Batman?