david h. foster on leadership

Tweets from David H. Foster a couple of days ago:

If you’re not a leader, you can be a leading person.

Not everyone is a leader, so stop trying to make them.

It is hard for leaders to believe that not everyone should be, can be, or even wants to lead.

Put a leading person in a leadership position and you will end up with neither.

I thought this was interesting, because as we’ve discussed here before, the Church seems to continually try to force “leadership” on everyone, regardless of gifting. As the old saying goes, it’s like trying to teach a pig to sing: it’s a waste of time and annoys the pig.

And by the way, if you haven’t yet discovered Twitter, you are really missing out on an opportunity for meaningful, informative conversation with knowledgeable professionals in a variety of occupations and subjects. It’s free, and it’s fun.

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