Sunday, December 17, 2006

visionary leaders and managers....

I was looking at my bookshelf and noticing how many books on management and leadership I have. In consideration of the difference between visionary leaders and managers I find it interesting that the books I've read only speak of it as an either or situation.

I think more attention should be given to the fact that leaders and managers are often the same person. In some cases doing one or the other poorly, but the point is that if you are going to be a significant leader of vision it is difficult to move forward without management and procedure in place. Without these things vision becomes a mere pep talk.

It's been my experience that some of the best partnerships are a combination of these skills and gifts.

Some of the most successful churches are those where the leaders have given administrative responsibilities to someone who is more capable.

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