Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Great Leaders are Often Abnormal

Calvin Miller in The Empowered Leader:

There is an abundance of neuroses in most world-changers. But would they have been world-changers if they had spent more time preoccupied with their hang-ups? I doubt it.
Make no mistake about it! We should never champion neurotics in leadership.
But I am convinced that great leaders are rarely normal, well-adjusted people. Frankly, which of us is not a bit tired of normalcy anyway?
Give us rather those dream-driven people whose affection for what they want to accomplish sometimes leaves them lopsided. If they lead effectively and accomplish good dreams for their world, can we not forgive them for paying so little attention to themselves?

(HT: Trevin Wax) 


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