Paul is very clear about THE big issue in leadership.
And it's one talked about so little in leadership circles today - at least the ones in which I have been exposed. What is THE issue?
In both offices of the NT church (elder/overseer and deacon), THE issue for Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was the character of the person fulfilling that role. Even the "practical" side of the question of his household management is really a question about leadership in his home. Does he have the character to fulfill his calling?
The world talks about talent and skills and persona and charisma and so forth. Paul talks about character.
How much less scandal would there be in our world if all leadership had character like Paul describes? I'm not saying we'd never hear of a failure, but I wonder if we'd hear of a lot less.