Antoine de Saint Exupery said, "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."I think that this is such a valuable quote about leadership and vision casting. The greatest challenge that faces church leaderships today is building the right team to join you in the mission that has been cast.
One of the reasons that I went back to school after seminary and received a degree in Organizational Leadership Development was the reason stated above. We do a terrible job in finding leaders, training them and then integrating them into ministry.
This quote though puts a whole new spin on the perspective and how we should / could do leadership.
I like what Leonard Sweet says in the following sentence:
Great leadership is less trying to find people to "fit in" than finding people who can "fit together"
A few thoughts to think about and a few thoughts that I will be chewing on when I step into a new leadership role.