“I do not know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Unknown
Most people desire success. No one wants to experience failure. One of the reasons why so many do not lead is because they are afraid to fail.
If everyone had this attitude, where would we be spiritually? If no one had the courage to lead, when they cannot please everyone, what would happen to the church?
Well, guess what? It is impossible to please everyone and Jesus warned about situations where everyone speaks well of you. Trying to please everyone is not only impossible it is extremely harmful to our leadership. It creates “minority rule” because the minority will be the voice speaking against the decisions of leadership.
Remember to lead with the Bible as the basis for all decisions.
Establish a clear set of reasons why the decisions are being made and guidelines for their fulfillment.
Make decisions with confidence.
Communicate the decisions clearly.
Understand not everyone will like or agree with all decisions and it’s okay.