Posted by: Don Linnen | 30 April 2011

Standing in the Gap

“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”     Abraham Lincoln

Who leads when the leader isn’t leading? When the executive director, waiting for retirement, only works from mid morning to early afternoon, who is responsible?

If no one calls her on it, is she really to blame? Does a loving staff simply carry her? Does the board ignore what’s happening? Does the board even know?

Do the donors know how their dollars are being spent? I’m thinking not.

Somewhere, somehow, someone must stand in the gap. Ezekiel 22:30-31 spells it out pretty clearly. A good leader must emerge. Without that, the consequences are dire.

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