Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Food for Thought: The Year End Edition

So I thought I would end this year with a bit of Food for Thought.

A series.

The Year End Edition.

If I posted all that has been on my mind this year, what has influenced me, etc., these posts would go well into the new year. But I won't do that. I will stay less than prolific and put up some things I have gotten through prayer, some things I picked up on, some things I have read, or heard in a sermon here or there...

So here's a quote, a little something for you to ponder.

"Management is the process of assuring that the program and objectives of the organization are implemented. Leadership, on the other hand, has to do with casting vision and motivating people. People don't want to be managed. They want to be led." -- John C. Maxwell

A most interesting quote.

And it was always below the signature of one of a my former coworkers who just retired. It was his signature quote.

And he had many problems with management.

And he was the respected chosen leader amongst the employees.

What a great quote, man.

And I could see management SEETHING everytime they read it...

Or hopefully they were wondering if they fit the bill.


It indirectly reminds me of a bible verse. Earlier this year, a reader said something that reminded me of it. I had to go back and take a look at it.

Habakkuk 2:2-3 And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.


  1. Hmmm I really like that quote.

  2. I like that quote and really like that scripture. "Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets...." I'm printing that out and putting it up at my office.

  3. Makes me think of how I used to be micro-managed. SMH. It was stressful and many times made more problems than solutions.


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