Bible Study

Leadership and Attitude


In the movie Remember the Titans there is a scene in which two football players are arguing about one’s attitude. The conversation ends with this statement: “Attitude reflects leadership, Captain.”

In sports and in life, we have to remember that in order to lead others we have to check ourselves first—our example, our priorities, our attitudes. People will never follow what they don’t see.


  1. Write down some of the greatest leaders of all time and the qualities that made them great.
  2. What qualities do you want to follow in a leader?


In John 13:12-15, the greatest leader of all time showed us a powerful example of leadership: “When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His robe, He reclined again and said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done for you? You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.  So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.’”


  1. Great leaders set the example with their own actions. How did Jesus set an example of leadership in this passage?
  2. What kind of attitude did Jesus have about leading His followers?
  3. How would it change the dynamics of your team if everyone led by example in the areas of great attitudes, a willingness to serve one another, and in building each other up?


  1. If attitude reflects leadership, what kind of leader are you? What kind do you want to be?
  2. Pray and ask God what you can/should change about your attitude to become a better leader.
  3. Write down the leadership qualities you want God to help you develop this year.

Memory Verse:

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45

Length 15 minutes
Bible Reference: 
John 13:12-15
Mark 10:45