To lead is to let be
Leaders are often seen as the “face” of an organization. Systems theory would suggest that leaders take on strategic and external sensing functions – serving as the “minds” of the organization.
The funny thing with “minds” is that without other body parts, nothing can get done. The totality of an entity is indeed greater than the sum of its parts, and this can happen when the minds and leaders let others play the roles they need to play.
Perhaps the most inspiring cases of leadership are less about the superstars who carried their teammates and more about the coaches who maximized the team, the conductor who orchestrated the band, and the teacher who let students be the best version of themselves.
Matthew 3:13-17. “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-009: JANUARY 9, 2023]