The worst example of a boss, in my opinion, is Bill Lumbergh from the movie Office Space. He is a coffee sipping, pencil pushing, disengaged, visionless knucklehead and some of you work for him or someone like him. It’s appropriate to scream out loud if you’ve just realized that. If you have a boss, it’s time to search for a leader. That’s doesn’t mean quit, it just means you need to find someone you’re willing to let lead you equip you, and inspire you in spite of who you are employed by.
There are bosses and there are leaders. Bosses boss. Leaders lead. Bosses tell you what do to, how to do it, and you do it because they are your boss. You are paid to be compliant. Bosses are only worried about the bottom line and getting the task done. Bosses love status quo.
Leaders lead. Leaders are not afraid of new ideas even if they are better than their own. Leaders create room for innovation and change. Leaders are concerned for those who follow them and the fulfillment of the dream or vision God has given them.
What we all have to decide is, who will lead us.
Is your pastor/priest your leader or your boss?
Is your network coordinator your leader or your boss?
Is your employer your leader or your boss?
So, who are you working under right now? A boss or a leader?
Are you a boss or a leader?
If you are a youth worker or volunteer, I’d be privileged to have the opportunity to lead you.
I co-lead a loose network called EQUIP whose only goal is to help you get better at what you do. Next week I am offering a Google Hangout session next week on How To Make Your Summer Events Sizzle. It’s scheduled for Tuesday April 30th at 11:00 a.m. . You can join the conversation live by getting in early, otherwise you can watch it and ask questions by watching it live on my You Tube channel.
Let me know if you’d like to be a part of the discussion on Tuesday or if you are in the Birmingham area, let’s have lunch and talk in person.
Now, Go lead.