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critiquing vs. criticizing

tony wrote this post several weeks ago and it really resonated with me...this is me to the core - which is one of the reasons why i love my new job working with existing churches toward revitalization...anyway, here are four points from tony's blog that he got from an andy stanley talk - got that....andy to tony to rick to you.
  • "Change is preceded by challenge, and challenging the status quo is where leadership begins."
  • "As a leader, there is something in you that leans toward evaluating and critiquing everything you bump into organizationally."
  • "Deep in your heart you feel that if you were in charge, things would not only be different, they would be better."
  • "When you stop challenging, you have stopped leading and begun managing." And that's a problem!
One final thought...what if the resistance that is met because a volunteer is challenging evreything is really a leadership quality trying to arise and your system of leadership development won't allow for it to reach its potential?

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Those are words to chew on for sure. Thanks for sharing the wisdom of our spiritual elders.

Rachel said...

Good word! Thanks for sharing.