Thursday, September 06, 2007

We Need More Tour Guides

We need more tour guides in the body of Christ. People who are willing to go on the journey with people. A lot of leaders like to play the role of travel agent-- telling people where to go, how to get there, what to do once they get there-- all from the safety and comfort of sitting their butt in a chair behind a desk. On the other hand, tour guides accompany people on their journeys. A level of vulnerability and transparency is required. You get dirty and people see you more clearly. But it also means a better experience and greater learning for all involved.

I constantly think about this in my leadership. Am I being a tour guide? Or simply playing it safe and acting as a travel agent?


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