I was sad to hear of Steve Job’s most recent leave of absence and what that might mean for his health, as well as his company. A morning show pointed out that Steve Jobs has always had final say in most, if not all, decisions made at Apple, and as far as they know, no one has been groomed for his position when that becomes necessary. If this is accurate, I believe it to be a poor representation of leadership.
This is especially so in the Church, wouldn’t you agree? After all, we were not created to be Lone Rangers. We were created for community.
Wise leadership within the Christian community requires leaders to not only be in place, but to continually mentor others to take their place. (This is where wisdom pays eternal dividends.)
Wise leaders realize they are not the end-all — but a servant to all.