Really Leading or Taking Up Space?

Last night, I did a quick scan read of a couple of books I’ve been wanting to get to for a while. One of them is George Barna’s A Fish Out of Water. I’m sure all leaders feel like that from time to time, but what about when that ominous feeling is around you, on you, in you, all day long? It may be time to examine whether you’re really doing all you can do or whether you’re just going through the motions.

Barna argues that leaders – real leaders – are not people who just hold a position in an organization. They are instead, “aggressive instruments of transformation.” He asks this powerful question…

Are you really leading people or are you simply occupying the leader’s office while failing to fulfill its responsibility and exploit its opportunities?