We generally associate music with being in the background. At times, we are aware of children playing in the background. We even refer to background noise.
What is it about the elements going on in the background? What significance does the background play when it comes to our leadership?
First, we need to know there is a difference between “underground” and “background.” It is possible to have something going on underneath that could be destructive to our efforts to lead. However, a number of areas can be working in the background to support the overall structure of the work.
Second, the individuals who are in the background are usually the best support for the work. These are the individuals who keep everything moving and working. They work tirelessly and always seem to know exactly what to do and when to do it.
Leaders should consider the people who are in the background as an asset and work to provide the support needed to equip them for success.
Could it be said that a leader is only as good as the people who are in the background? Think about it.