It seems to me success in business, management, a job, or church leadership… it mostly comes down to these three crucial needs:
1. GOOD COMPETENCIES
To be successful you need some core competencies. If you aren't good at your job, you likely won't be successful. Are you good at what you do?
2. STRONG RELATIONAL SKILLS
To be successful you need to be able to work well with others. A salesperson will succeed or fail based on how competent and likeable he or she is. Do people love working with you?
3. CONSISTENT CHARACTER
A lot of people have the first two, but you must have the character not to mess it up. Who are you when no one is looking? Are you growing?
This may be overly simplified, but if so – I think it is only slightly overly simplified. I could add God's blessing, favorable circumstances, or good teammates to the list (among other things), but those are the three that seem to be most under our control that leads to success in what we are called to do.
What do you think is missing?