Leading in Crisis: A Meditation

Posture 1: The Politician

Politicians get things done. They see and balance the needs of all constituents and remain principled in the face of challenges. They understand that they belong to the people and that the people hold them accountable. Equitable politicians prioritize the experience of the powerless and historically marginalized when making decisions.

Posture 2: The Pastor

The pastor is the shepherd — the one that creates space to nurture and care for people on the journey. The pastor moves with radical grace and mercy. They know that people may say the wrong things at the wrong time. When we fall, they remind us to practice radical grace and remember the divine in ourselves and keep trying. They know that the struggle is eternal, refuse to shy from challenge, and remind us of our innate power to become great.

Posture 3: The Prophet

Prophets see what others cannot. They hold a vision of the future that might seem unrealistic; unfathomable; even crazy. They are willing to “take one for the team” and are resilient in the face of challenges and adversity. They go first, set the vision, and inspire others to join them. They are joyous in the struggle and humbly hold their power to create a new world.



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