His comment about me was flattering. Once he said it, I sat back and let my mind wander as to what it would be like if it were the case. The problem was, it simply wasn’t true, and unfortunately I was going to have to tell him.
Churches, businesses, and other various non-profits are full of young staff and volunteers. The organizations that are making a huge impact are the ones that know how to inspire those staff and volunteers to help move the mission forward. However, there are many organizations where young leaders go to die. Don’t be one of those.
I’m sure this scenario is not foreign to you. You have faces staring back at you, eager to follow. It could be volunteers, staff, or a group of people that have come together for a common reason. They are looking to you and me for leadership, but unfortunately, we let them down. Instead of leadership, we merely provide instructions.