I believed for a long time that "success without a successor is no success at all". I repeated it. I wrestled with it. I evaluated myself by it. It just plain sounded right. Like, if you can't pass on your skill set or talents or mission or vision or whatever onto anyone else, then you're simply a flash in the pan. And that's not a success- at least not as I defined it. It seemed in my mind that the truly great leaders were those that took organizations from dying to thriving... or at least from good to Great!
- I think it takes some leadership to revive a nearly dead thing that was once amazing.
- I think it takes a much higher leadership quotient to take what is going good and declare it done.
- Is this room we spent thousands of dollars creating still the best place for us to do ministry to students?
- Is this program we know and love actually at it's peak? Is it time to bring about radical change to a good thing?
- Is the camp we've always done still serving our ministry at maximum level?
- Do we have the right staff and volunteers for the thing God is calling us to be today?