One of my pet peeves in leadership is when I’m given a leadership responsibility, but not given any authority to make decisions. Have you ever run into this? You’re delegated a task, but not been trusted enough to answer questions, set any sort of direction for the project, or answer questions about the current or future direction. That’s why, when I ask somebody to lead a small group, I cast the vision for small groups at Grace, then actually let them lead. I get back and watch them shepherd their group.
I could get in and tweak with each and every group.
I could micromanage each group and make sure they were exactly like I wanted them to be.
But I’d rather cast vision, equip the group leaders, and let them lead.
After all, God has called them to lead the group, right?
If you feel confident enough in a person to ask them to become a leader, then it makes sense to actually let them lead! Try turning loose some of your control.
Have you ever been delegated a task only to find out that you have absolutely no authority, even over that task? What did you do?