Summary: When handed lemons, great leaders make lemonade. Exceptional leaders, however, can make lemonade out of sour grapes
I am an optimist. I see the glass as half full. However, I am also a realist. While I hope for the best, I think we should consider plans for the worst. Don’t get me wrong. I work hard for what I want. I do not do things half-heartedly. If I am going for it, I go for it in a big way.
I think leaders need to adopt the concept, “Be Over Prepared.” We need to have a deep bench of contingency plans. Ministry is often fluid and can change. There is always the chance that we need to modify on the fly. Sometimes wrenches get thrown into the mix. However, the show must go on. The fat lady still needs to sing. You still need to put on the “dog-and-pony-show” even if you just lost your dog at the negotiation table. I’ve been there.
Do you have your secret bag of tricks already loaded and close to your side? Do you have a back up lesson, a second game up your sleeve and even a creative way to burn some time? We need to “Be Over Prepared.”
When handed lemons, great leaders make lemonade. Exceptional leaders, however, can make lemonade out of sour grapes.