Randy Reese and Robert Loane suggest four elements as the groundwork for developing leaders: 1) a deepening work, 2) a particularizing work, 3) a hospitable work, and 4) a patient work.
An especially noteworthy element involves the deepening work that focuses on growing leaders.
Leadership development must dig below the surface to honor people by listening to how they talk about their lives, contexts, and future dreams.
Above all, people need to know there is hope. Without hope, people loose focus on developing as leaders.
What are we doing today to ensure the development of leaders for the future?