Definition: Shepherding leadership influences by nurturing, protecting and caring for people. Shepherding leaders primary function is as the care-givers of individuals. In a leader, he or she is a humanizer, providing the emotional glue for the caring of individuals within an organization. The Shepherd leader impacts the community through nurture.
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Impact: Nurture - the one who cares.
You have the unique ability to provide a comfortable space for people, a trusting relationship ripe for their personal and spiritual growth. Seek places to serve as a counselor, discipler, caregiver or role model. Be aware of the possibility that co-dependency may occur between you and those you are leading."