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A Leader's Mic is Always On
Who are you when you think the microphone is off and the cameras have stopped rolling?
It's a dangerous leadership trap to believe that you can keep anything private that might be embarrassing or worse if revealed.... Leaders are wise to behave with a consciousness of how other people might view what they do -- and the awareness that people probably will view it. That requires truly authentic leaders whose characters are not mental constructions faked for the job but run deeply in their hearts and souls. In the age of social media, instant video feeds via cell phones, and hidden surveillance cameras, this advice about authenticity increasingly applies to everyone who aspires to leadership.
Moss Kanter wrote this advice to business leaders. How much more should church leaders heed the warning: We need to be "truly authentic leaders whose characters are not mental constructions faked for the job but run deeply in their hearts and souls."
LeaderLines is a weekly "e-briefing" providing valuable information and inspiration to those who serve at Hillcrest Baptist Church.