If leadership is more function than office, a number of liberating consequences follow.
First, it should discourage people from pursuing leadership for the wrong reasons — with the mistaken belief that a leader is someone who is better than those who are not leaders.
Next, it frees all of us to function as leaders. If leadership is not tied to office, everyone has the freedom and responsibility to exercise leadership as and when the need arises. Everyone has the responsibility to influence others to move toward God-given goals.
Taking a leaf from Nehemiah, this primer shares the eight key functions that can be seen from Nehemiah’s style of exercising leadership.