I was reflecting on the role that leadership plays in the church. And, perhaps more importantly, how leadership engages its volunteers.
This was an interesting perspective from Stephen Dent on leadership:
Growing, dynamic organizations are never led by incompetent leaders. Some businesses can survive weak leaders, but in the end poor leadership saps organizational energy and effectiveness. The chaos and discord that ensues ultimately leads either to a change at the top or to the demise of the enterprise.
Look at any organization. If it’s attracting talented, ethical, creative people who are then encouraged to do their best, give credit to a good leader. If you see those same types of people lacking motivation, being unproductive or even leaving for better opportunities, be assured that poor leadership is to blame.