Near and Far-sighted Leadership

The eye is an amazing part of the human body. There is not enough space in any blog post or series of posts to cover the complex intricacies of the eye.

However, as we begin to age, it is fairly common (somewhere around 40ish) we notice that our arm will not extend quite far enough to read the print on the page.

Two conditions normally occur around this time of life: 1) near-sightedness – the ability to see things up close, but not far away, and 2) far-sightedness – the ability to see things far away, but not up close.

In a spiritual sense, leaders must avoid both conditions. Leaders need the ability to see what is going on up close around them, knowing the present needs that exist. They must also have the kind of vision that makes it possible to see what will occur down the road.

The ability to see both near and far in leadership makes it possible to address current needs and plan for the future in ways to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

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