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One Big Principle in Developing Leaders


The banner of Eric Geiger’s website reads, “The Church is designed by God to create leaders for all spheres of life.”


Eric has a Doctorate in Leadership and Church Ministry – these short articles give practical advice for leaders at all stages of their leadership journey. This article discusses the need to prepare aspiring leaders before they are in the roles, so they are already thinking about the responsibilities, organisation of a team, time management and forward planning.


“One big principle in leadership development is to prepare people for their future roles, not their current roles. Ram Charan, in his work The Leadership Pipeline, identifies training people for their existing job instead of their next one as a major gap in most leadership development initiatives. People must be developed for the future, not just for the immediate and the urgent…” Read more at


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