To lead is to gain insight into the unseen
The story of Jesus casting out a legion of demons from a man living in the tombs highlights the importance of taking time to look beyond what is initially visible. It is the role of leaders and mentors to seek out underlying issues that may be preventing people and organizations from reaching their full potential.
The organizations of today may not necessarily be fighting against literal demons, but we face many restraining forces such as fear, politics, or reluctance to embrace change.
Thus, the vocation of a leader is to accompany and heal beyond what is immediately apparent. To lead is to gain insight into the unseen.
Mark 5:1-20. When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-030: JANUARY 30, 2023]