Like most teenagers, I could not wait to drive. Driving meant freedom, power / control, and looking cool.
I may date myself here, but I was taught the 10 and 2 method. If you know what I am talking about, it may date you also.
The idea involves placing the hands at the 10 and 2 o’clock position on the steering wheel.
Even though it made no sense, the older I became, the more I understood the value. Cool was no longer the concern, but safety. Therefore, keep both hands on the wheel.
It allows better control of the vehicle.
There is less danger than maneuvering with one hand, or by the fingertips.
Spiritual leadership operates on a similar principle. Keeping both hands on the wheel allows for control when control is needed.
Leadership can be difficult to navigate. There are curves where we need to slow down. Hills demand downshifting (also dating) where power is needed to climb. Conditions may be icy and cause treacherous steering. Also, bumps or potholes can quickly jolt the steering wheel out of our hands.
Leadership navigates through the obstacles. With both hands on the wheel the journey will be more secure.