Leadership

Leadership

and Listening?

Writing in the July 2001 edition of the magazine Quadrant, Eddie Gibbs, an Anglican priest, and for many years Profes­sor of Church Growth at the USA’s Fuller Theological Semi­nary, sums things up like this:

We now have a generation of leaders who do not know how to lead within a con text of rapid and chaotic change. We were trained to map read on well-marked roads, not navigate on stormy seas. I believe the changes are significant and irreversible – while tomorrow continues to arrive ahead of schedule, yesterday can never be revisited.

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  1. Does ‘Love’ fit into this plan?

    No room at the Inn?

    Do we exclude Love? In our pursuit of ‘getting there’?

    ‘Getting there’ – an action of escape? From what?

    Our ‘escape’ drove us to accumulate ‘all the money in the world’ – and it isn’t enough.

    We all want a slice of the cake, and we eat ourselves to death.

    We trade food commodities, pricing millions of destitute people out of the only meal of the day – for many, a single bowl of rice.

    We unfold the most despicable brutality and instability.

    Has ‘Love’ had any relevance in our ‘escape’, our ‘getting there’?

    In fact, we exclude Love – ‘Gods power on Earth’, at our peril.

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