In a recent conversation I remarked how the last two academic meetings I attended, which dealt with administrative and curricular programing and reform, did not excite me as much as simply teaching theology. "So follow your passion!" I was told. That gets it precisely backward. The object is to make management an object of passion, not a goal dispassionately (dare I say rationally?) reached. Only then does it become leadership because only then does it become transformative, charismatic, and the work of a servant. Whatever one's profession, this is the trick.
Sunday, March 22, 2009