As a Leader, beware that at one stage or the other in your church, business or association, you will find yourself dealing with the following groups of people. If you don't have the wisdom to deal with them, your position and efforts are in danger.
1. THOMAS GROUP -They walk with you but they don't really believe in you. Though God can use you in front of them, they are not easily moved they take time to believe in you. These people can delay your vision and they are also not aware they are also delaying themselves. It's a struggle and a burden to lead people who don't believe in you.
2. JUDAS GROUP- They walk with you but they have issues with you when God begins to bless you. They are not happy when things of great value are given to you. In short, they are jealous of your success. When elevation comes they will say we are poor in the workplace but the Boss is driving a BMW 5 series but we have people that are struggling financially in this workplace. They want you to drive a probox which will make them happy. They have serious issues if your life becomes better and better. They talk as if you don't care about the poor. Hear these Leaders, anyone who is jealous about your prosperity in your workplace tomorrow he will betray you.
3. ABSALOM GROUP- You give them the opportunity to teach or lead and he begins to see himself as the Leader of the place, he believes he can teach and lead better than you. When he leads, he leads to prove a point that he is better than you, he won't even mention you in his conversation. He works behind you to steal the hearts of people so that people will follow him. He will make people feel they are neglected in your position. He will tell people he is there for them to help them anytime they need help. This one he is in competition with you, he believes he can be a better Leader than you. Tomorrow trust me he will split your followers.
4. KORAH GROUP- This one will challenge your authority, he believes you are at the same level with everyone and he has issues when others give honor to you. He will say you are honoring this man too much. He has issues when you give instructions, he is rebellious and dangerous because he sees you as someone who is at the same level as him. He believes everyone is professional and everyone is educated so what is so special about you.
5. HAM GROUP- This one he will expose your nakedness, the day you find yourself in a shameful act, He will tell everybody your weaknesses and he will be happy to expose your disaster.
6. GEHAZI GROUP-He is with you but he will be collecting money from behind your back. He takes advantage that he is close to the Leader and uses that to collect things from people. He borrows money from people and he does not pay them back. He goes to people to ask for financial assistance and make people feel you are not taking good care of him as he serves in the house.
7. DIOTREPHES GROUP- This one is too dangerous, he is famous in the workplace/group/association, he has power and influence and has a voice amongst the people. He speaks malicious words behind your back. He is poisonous, he can come with stories that can totally destroy your image as a Leader. He can come up with serious lies that cause people to leave your group. He will come with stories that you are using their money, you are sleeping with women and using charms to sustain your position. His stories are very harmful and dangerous.
Therefore I pray that God will give you the wisdom to deal with all these, because, no Leader can rise to a higher level of his calling until all these have been dealt with in his environment.
By the way, which group do you belong to?