Recently, Forbes magazine and other tech magazines report that iPhone loyalty has gone down.
I’m no technology expert nor a leadership guru but I do have an observation I’d like to make.
This is the mistake we often make. When we build an organization around one leader, what happens when that charismatic, amazing, remarkable leader is gone?
But when we build an organization with dozens of amazing nameless leaders, the organization continues to grow without the one celebrity leader.
I realize that there are many reasons why an organization can take a downturn. But this is a major one.
This can be true with cellphone companies as it is true with ministries and churches.
That’s what we see in the book of Acts. The gospel continued to advance with ordinary people in the frontlines.
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
Listen to what Jim Collins says in his book, Good to Great…
“…Our problem lies in the fact that our culture has fallen in love with the idea of the celebrity CEO. Charismatic egotists who swoop in to save companies grace the covers of major magazines because they are much more interesting to read and write about … This fuels the mistaken belief held by many directors that a high-profile, larger-than-life leader is required to make a company great. We keep putting people into positions of power who lack the inclination to become Level 5 leaders, and that is one key reason why so few companies ever make a sustained and verifiable shift from good to great.”
Ultimately, especially in a spiritual organization, there’s only one hero – JESUS.
Something to think about …
Something to remember…