Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10 Symptoms of the Unaware Leader
A couple years ago there was a consistent problem in one of our areas of ministry. It was something which I would have quickly addressed, but no one brought it to my attention. Thankfully, I’ve learned the hard way that what I don’t know can often hurt my leadership or the church the most, so I’m good at asking questions and being observant. Through my normal pattern of discovery I encountered the problem, brought the right people together, we addressed the problem and moved forward.
End of story.
If only that was the end of the story every time. I’ve missed problems equally as much.
It reminds me — the leader is often the last to know when something is wrong. I have consistently told this to the teams I lead. You only know what you know.
And many times, because of the scope of responsibility of the leader, he or she isn’t privy to all the intricacies of the organization. Some people, simply because they would rather talk behind someone’s back than do the difficult thing of facing confrontation, tell others the problems they see before they share them with the leader. Without some systems of discovering problems the leader may be clueless there is even a problem. Keep reading
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 12:22 PM