“You manage things; you lead people.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
I love this! How often do we find ourselves managing people?
Managing people does not require much in the way of feelings, concerns, desires, dreams, plans, or anything else. All we have to do is just shift people from one side to the other to accomplish the work at hand. Nothing is more important than getting the job done.
It does not require much effort to simply manage “things.”
However, leading involves much more. Leadership takes on the feelings, concerns, desires, dreams and plans of others. Leadership is helping others realize all of this and more through their role in accomplishing the ultimate goal.
This kind of leadership requires much more from us. It is not an easy task, but a rewarding one. It will not happen quickly, but when it does the world can be changed.
Manage the things you have, but lead people. Lead them away from the strife and consequences of sin. Lead them to a better life now and in the one to come.