Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Meanderings on Church and Leadership XII

The Tension is Good.

Believe it or not, it is true. A body that is at rest tends to stay at rest.

So sometimes the tension is not only good, but neccessary in order for your organization, company or church to grow.

The difficult job of the leader is figuring out what tension is healthy and unresolvable and what tension needs irradicated.

Good tension leads to creativity, collaboration and momentum. The leaders around you will embrace and engage the tension and work together to break through to new growth and new possibilities.

Bad tension leads to staleness, independence and stagnancy. Generally this tension thrives on high negativity. If leaders shy away from addressing and resolving this type of tension it will become the parasite that debilitates or destroys your organization.

So, for some, this truth is don't have to resolve every tension you encounter in leadership.

For others, it is a call to're leading your organization toward irrelevance and you need to own up and act now before it is too late.

Are you being liberated or held accountable right now?

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