It is argued that there is a high correlation between effective Christian leadership
and leader’s personality. Leadership depends on not only leaders’some
traits and specific behavior, but also their personality structure that seems necessary
to engender and sustain effective leadership. First of all, the article argues
the need for the maturity of personality provided by relationship with God and
others. Relationship with God and following Jesus Christ are significant in shaping
the Christian personality. Second, the article highlights the utility of incorporating
a developmental perspective on the personality in the study and practice
of leadership. The awareness of shadow in a leader’s personal life and its
healing have a important influence upon his personality and leadership style.
Finally, the resources for change which would help one to grow into mature
personality are discussed. It suggests the ways of developing leader’s own character
structure and deploying the important aspect of Christian mentoring in the
maturing process of a personality and thus changing leadership style.