No one can lead from afar, at a distance away or in isolation.
Every true leader dwells with or among the lead.
You cannot lead the people you do not know.
Jesus was resident with His disciples.
They were with Him and he was with them. Mk.3:14
If you are not with the led you will be operating over their heads.
You must make yourself available and accessible to the led.
Leading people must be inclusive of the people.
With this approach, you are not just leading but raising and multiplying leaders from among them.
Also you must demonstrate faith in the led by.
- Appointing them to offices
- Assigning them to duty
- Appraising their performance
- Appreciating their input