Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Failing leadership

A failing system is always easier to manage than one that's moving too fast for a bishop to control it. At any district meeting, I'd guess that four-fifths of those present are failing. But in a leadership vacuum, the wrong people are usually those who step up and take charge. We've got to discipline ourselves to stop those who are failing from controlling the conversation and policing the good news. We've got to notice, name, and nurture those whom God uses to produce good fruit. 
- Will Willimon @ Off the Agenda

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