If a leader’s job is not about bringing about change, then what’s a leader good for?

Great post here from Israel Galindo on his new blog, Perspectives on Congregational Leadership.

2 replies on “If a leader’s job is not about bringing about change, then what’s a leader good for?

  • Margaret Marcuson

    Thanks, Jason. Thanks for bringing up resentment. I know that when I feel resentful, I’m probably overfunctioning (which will never bring about true change).

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  • Jason Gamble

    I think that defining self as an individual in a key position like pastor, priest, rabbi,etc. automatically does change the system; but, change in others is not the goal, being myself is. I’m at a place in my ministry where I want to be more involved in the broader neighborhood and community. As I talk about doing that, others might consider and act the same way, but that it not really my business.
    Any time I catch myself ‘trying to get someone else to be or act a certain way’ I realize that I’m off the path of peace and onto the path of resentments. My predecessor at the church I serve said it was like herding cats here. I love and enjoy cats except when trying to herd them.

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