It is true that no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care
- A husband and father earns the right to lead his family by caring for his wife and children.
- A minister earns the right to preach by caring for his congregation.
- A physician earns the right to teach medical students and residents by caring for them, and the right to influence and even direct his patients by caring for them.
- A commander earns the right to command by caring for his soldiers.
- A manager earns the right to lead by caring for his employees.
- A teacher earns the right to teach by caring for his students.
- A king earns the right to rule and a prime minister or president earns the right to preside (exercise authority or control) by caring for his citizens.
Caring is not merely feeling benevolent emotions. Actually, since emotions are merely a side effect of thoughts and actions, benevolent emotions are an outgrowth, not a cause or a definition, or caring. Leaders who care do the following for those who follow them:
- Learn about them
- Pray for them
- Encourage them
- Talk to them
- Listen to them
- Rebuke them
- Mentor them
- Teach them
- Be accountable to them