I was talking to a leader this week who has come under fire from a group in his church who is opposed to the change he and his team are making.
I won’t go into the details, but it’s a change about 99% of you reading this post would advise he make. It’s actually not even that controversial. It’s common sense.
You know what he’s doing? He’s leading.
But he’s getting a crazy amount of pushback from a tiny group of people, less than 10% of his community (as I wrote about here, the opponents almost always a tiny group even when you think they’re not). He was clearly rattled.
It’s hard to come under fire.At the core of it, he’s dealing with one of the hardest dynamics any leader faces: opposition. And handling rejection poorly creates the fastest path to becoming an ineffective leader. Keep reading
It’s painful to have people spread untrue rumours about you.
It’s tough to see your popularity (even with a small group) sink.
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