A while back two group leaders approached me within the same week. The first asked, “Is it permissible to take our group to a musical that one of our students is in? If so, how should we handle
transportation?” The second said, “Our group is talking about a trip to Guatemala to work at an orphanage. You good with that?”
Group leaders come in all shapes and styles. Some are wild mavericks while others thrive on specific guidance. The diversity is remarkable, and I believe such differences strengthen our team. Mavericks can learn responsibility from leaders who are systematic and thoughtful, while cautious leaders can learn vision and faith from risk-taking pioneers.
So honor the strengths of each style and help them see value in other’s gifts. Your students will be blessed as a result.