Lessons from Leaders: Myles Munroe

Dr. Myles Munroe was a religious and business leader that I admired and respected. He was a from the Bahamas and a renowned international motivational speaker, author of over 70 books, leader of global ministry and a man who seemed to love God and the people around him endlessly. I was hoping to one day meet him, but unfortunately, he died in 2014 in a tragic plane crash while on the way to speak at a conference.

As a man of immense spiritual knowledge and a recipient of several honorary degrees , Myles Munroe had much to offer and teach. I may not have had the chance to meet him, but his teachings, books, opinions and insights have stuck with me. Three of my major lessons from Myles Munroe are:

1. “Success without a successor is a failure” Myles challenged me to begin thinking about leadership as measured by what happens after you are no longer in the position of authority.

2. “The greatest act of a true leader is mentoring”. True leaders work themselves out of a job so work in such a way as to make yourself unnecessary. We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small.

3. When purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable, so have a purpose in everything you pursue, big or small. Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it.

I would also highly recommend reading his books, Understanding Your Potential, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman and Power of Character in Leadership, The: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders