I’ve been struggling with this thought for awhile and decided to throw it out there to you guys: can a leader develop a greater capacity to lead. Let’s start with a dictionary definition of capacity:
Actual or potential ability to perform, yield, or withstand
From my perspective, capacity refers a persons leadership ability and stamina. It answers questions like: How much can the person handle? How many people can they oversee and delegate responsibility to? How much can they work and maintain a healthy balance in life and ministry? How hard can the person work? Leadership capacity is almost difficult to explain.
But each of us knows when we see a person with great leadership capacity. They have the actual ability to perform, and they perform well. However, a lot of people appear to have the potential ability to perform but do not have the capacity. Can their capacity be developed? Can they become a high capacity leader? Or, is this something that is innate – you can’t get better or worse. You are who you are.
Would love your feedback and insight.