24 Now when the other ten disciples heard about this, they became angry with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that those who rule the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. 26 But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. 27 Whoever wants to be first among you will be your slave— 28 just as the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.” Matthew 20:20-28, CEB
Continuing on from yesterday, we’re asking: What is the problem with how we talk about leadership?
There are dozens of books out there on leadership strategy. Sometimes they teach you how to appear to care about everyone you work with so that they will love you enough to want to work for you. Sometimes they teach you to remain cold and distant so that you are feared enough that people will be motivated to work so they don’t lose the job and/or anger the boss. Sometimes they tell you specifically how to understand various groups of people (by age, gender, race, education, or something else) so that you can offer the right kind of carrot to get the horse walking.
So, I want to ask this: Is leadership all about manipulating people?
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