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Alice in Wonderland

We easily suffer from the myopia of Alice in Alice in Wonderland: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.

“I don’t much care where,” said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat.

“So long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an afterthought.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the cat, “if only you walk long enough.”

Leadership is not about “getting somewhere”; it is about getting to the desired destination. It is about helping those we lead—our congregation, our family, our Sunday school class—become all God designed them to be and grow into the influence God wants them to exercise.

Rev. William J. Hamel, “Getting There,” Beacon (EFCA Today), Vol. 71, No. 5, April, 1998, pp. 32, 3

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