Followers cannot become tomorrow’s leaders in isolation. They require strengthen and development from others.
James Houston says, “Ecologists remind us that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will grow more successfully than when it is planted in isolation in an open field. The roots of the new planting will follow more easily and more deeply the hidden pathways of old root systems. Likewise, human beings thrive best in following the paths of life already taken by others before them. None of us needs to reinvent the wheel or live as if no one has preceded us in the pathways of the wise.”
Wise leaders benefit others by the root system they establish. May our leadership do the same.