by Marti Burger
Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to make something extraordinary happen. Effective leadership is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the attainment of organizational goals.
This is the world’s definition – only one thing missing; if God isn’t at the center then the ordinary happens instead of the extraordinary.
Leadership is a journey that we share with others. Leadership is about working with a team, noticing someone’s gifts and talents and partnering them with others who have a common goal – and then empowering the team to create, envision, dream, and implement. I can’t lead where I won’t go and I can’t teach what I don’t know. There is nothing like the process of taking time to listen to God’s voice, to discern and then setting out to create and implement what has been revealed. For the past twelve years that has been my role in the Evangelical Covenant Church.