A leader must dream like a father
Leaders and fathers seem to have great similarities. They are accountable when it comes to the processes and outcomes of any system in an organization or a household.
The trickiest balancing act is to find the golden mean between action and vision. In a complex world with so many moving parts, it is easy for the leader or the father to overfocus on the process and forget to dream.
But it is important to rest and dream; to replace worries and anxieties with faith and excitement.
It is in dreaming where we allow insights about the future to visit us – to imagine how our organizations and households may flourish. For the faithful, it is where we allow God or a Higher Power to influence our thinking and make us consider other alternatives, especially in cases when we are pulled into so many directions.
When the burden of responsibility seems so heavy that we are compelled to focus on what is practical and what is actionable, we must remind ourselves that it is alright to dream.
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24A. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream…
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-079: MARCH 20, 2023]