Travel increases the awareness of flexibility. Cultures vary from one country to the next. At the same time, each culture establishes their own practices and finds a rhythm that flows through the people who participate in the daily activities of life.
While leadership is complicated enough, add the cultural factors among the various backgrounds and relationships of people who make up the church, and complexity reaches a new level.
Leaders need flexibility. I do not mean compromising truth, but leadership focuses on the needs of those who follow.
Flexibility becomes critical to the twists and turns that factor into leading a multi-cultural people.