#11- Teach, model, qualify, and duplicate
This is the Excellence model that Jethro (Mr. Excellence) taught Moses in Exodus 18:20-24
Here's 5 things these verses teach us!
1 Exodus 18:20 Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the
way to live and the duties they are to perform. Having a little talk is not enough you must teach and show. People need a model to follow. They also need policies and procedures. Every person you lead need to know What you want them to do and how you want them to do it!
2. Exodus 18:21 But select capable men from all the people --men who fear
God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain --and appoint them as officials
over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. One translations says faithful and able who you delegate to matters. Have a way to qualify your volunteers and also understand their gifts and abilities.
3. Exodus 18:22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but
have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide
themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with
you. Identify the things you are doing others can do and allow them to help. You need to do the things only you can do. The key to remember is "you are still involved!"
4. Exodus 18:23 If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to
stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied." When you obey the Lord not only is this good for you but it's also the best for the people!
5. Exodus 18:24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he
said Obedience bring blessing and success. My favorite part of this story is Moses learned and put what he had learned into action and we never heard from Jethro again!