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Observations About Leadership:
Pastoral Reflections on Thomas Horton's, The CEO Paradox
Thomas F. Fischer, M.Div., M.S.A.
- Your ministry is unique, but it also has much in common with the people whom you serve.
- There are times when pastors must simply take command.
- A committee is an animal with four back legs.
John le Carre
- There are times when getting all evidence available is not possible. Sometimes leaders
must follow their own instincts with little or no guidance from others as to the proper
- Sometime leaders can act autonomously and independently. Other times they dare not act
autonomously or independently.
- No matter how good the leader, the bottom line is that you do depend on the results of
others and they way they take responsibility.
- The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say can't be done.
- Leadership means that there will always be problems which will present themselves for
- Not all the problems you deal with are yours. Many of them are just modern
manifestations of old, intractable, unresolved problems from the past. Some you will fix;
others you won't; others will fix you.
- Leading by numbers is simply a symptom of short-term thinking.
- Jumping over people is one way to succeed. But over-ambitious managers just walk over
- There are times when your mind will be saying "no" and your guts will be
- By looking through others' eyes we can see better through our own.
- Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going of the main road, by
trying the untried.
- You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
- Margaret Thatcher
- You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
- Thomas F. Fischer
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