Abductive Columns

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Become Anticipatory

Nothing stands still; everything is moving. The only way you can hit a moving target is to get ahead of it. It is the only way to advance the cause of Christ. In these emerging times the chief advantage lies with the offense (anticipatory leadership) not the defense (reactive leadership).

Buffalo and cattle handle storms in revealing fashion. Cattle turn and run. Buffalo turn their heads into the oncoming storm and face it. When the whitewater rafter hits the rapids he doesn’t slow down, procrastinate and backup. He paddles forward and keeps moving.

Here’s the charge leaders must determinedly pursue: to put their faces, not their backs, to the future and move in the “unfamiliar” forward direction.


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