What Leaders Know About Tough Times

"Leadership is a foul-weather job." - Peter Drucker

The most important tasks of an organization's leader is to anticipate crisis. Perhaps not to avert it, but to anticipate it. To wait until crisis hits is abdication. One has to make the organization capable of anticipating the storm, weathering it, and in fact, being ahead of it. You cannot prevent a major catastrophe, but you can build an organization that is battle-ready, that has high morale, that knows how to behave, that trusts itself, and where people trust one another." Peter Drucker, Managing the Non-Profit Organization

The Christian leader understands Drucker's admonition and knows where to begin in the quest for the wisdom necessary to build an organization that is crisis-read:

1 My son, if you receive my words

    and treasure up my commandments with you,

2 making your ear attentive to wisdom

    and inclining your heart to understanding;

3 yes, if you call out for insight

    and raise your voice for understanding,

4 if you seek it like silver

    and search for it as for hidden treasures,

5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord

    and find the knowledge of God.

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;

    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV