Reflecting back on those early experiences reminds me every day that the most important thing that I can do as a leader today is to keep seeking God in the depths of my own soul–no matter what it costs. (Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, p. 30)
If there is no overflow, there may come "…moments when our leadership feels like something we "put on" like a piece of closing pulled out of the closet for a particular occasion rather than something that flows from a deep inner well fed by a pure source. (Barton, p. 22)
I love that image, and relate to the thought. When leadership begins to become an "outfit" for us, we need to pause, and heed these words of wisdom.