Tuesday, February 05, 2008

a very GOOD day

“How was your day,” someone asked? “Very good. Very good,” was my reply.

Details are still confidential, so I will have to be somewhat vague for at least another 10 days. Midway through last year I began a process of change. I knew it would be destabilising and unsettling. I knew that I could not guarantee good outcomes. I knew it would have been so much easier for all concerned if I did nothing.

But I could not shake this sense of some new horizons. And the status quo did not line up with the horizons. To do nothing would have been easy, but unsatisfactory. So the journey began. A complicated, messy, unsettling journey.

Along the way were some unexpected detours. Processes are good, yet intuition needs to be valued. God spoke. The use of outside expertise allowed the intuition to be tested, clarified, searched. Today I watched the intuition pay off. I watched the new horizons become clearer and a team of people begin to gel.

Lessons learnt (again, apologies for needing to be vague):
– trust your intuition.
– check your intuition by using experts.
– trust the process. God can work through clear process.
– trust the process. If the process is clear and consultative and well-thought through, God can work.
– trust the process.

A very GOOD day. I hope that despite the vagueness, this post is still useful for some. I guess I am saying that leadership is messy (especially when the outcomes are not clear and will not be clear for months), that intuition needs to be valued and that you need to trust the process.

Posted by steve at 10:33 PM


  1. Hi Steve,

    Watching this space…

    Comment by Mark Nichols — February 6, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

  2. That sounds just like what I have been through. Almost to the same timing. A bit different as I have known what happens next for the last week but like you I am just not making it too public yet.

    May God continue to bless you in your changes Steve.

    Comment by David — February 6, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  3. Just in case of any hint of misunderstanding, the changes are around me, and not about me.


    Comment by steve — February 6, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

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