"There was hard fighting against the Philistines all the days of Saul. And when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he attached him to himself." 1 Samuel

Leadership principles haven't changed much throughout time. Granted, every month someone comes out with some new fangled leadership book that has the same old principles shuffled and reheated so it looks new and flashy, but the reality is that it isn't very new. People are people. Cut through culture, economic status, and gender and the raw materials, the raw desires are cut from the same cloth.

What does that have to to with this passage? Couple thoughts.

1) As a leader you will naturally be drawn to people that can move your priorities forward. So my question is, who are you drawn to? What are they like? People passionate for God? People with money? People with status? Your honest answer will clarify what your current core values are.

2) You may be a leadership guru and have all the latest trends down pat, but the most effective way to lead people is to spend time with them. Saul literally "attached" himself to him. Im not talking about codependency. Im talking about mentorship. Coaching. Leading. Who are some people in your circle of influence that would be moved forward by a few moments of your time? Before you come up with all the reasons why it can't happen, think about all the reasons why it should. Why it has to.

Bottom line? Leadership is the same yesterday, today and forever. :)