Edwin Friedman observed that crises are normative in leaders’ lives.

Some are imposed on the leader from forces outside that leader’s control.

Others are initiated simply by the leader doing exactly what he or she should be doing.

As you study Jesus with his disciples, notice how frequently he invokes adversity for those closest to him. Yet, how reluctant are we to lead in a way that invites a crisis for long-standing church members?

–Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/


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