May 1, 2009 Tony Morgan

Leaders are not normal.

Had a great conversation with Kem today. She knows me, so she was trying to beat some sense into me.

We served together in ministry for a number of years, so she knows some stuff that others do not. She confirmed some things about me that I already knew. She didn’t pull any punches on the stuff that needs to be refined. God’s still doing a work in me. I think God uses people like Kem to do some of that work faster.

In our conversation, she reminded me of this. These are her words:

Leaders are not normal. They are:

  • the strong
  • the rebels
  • the skeptical
  • the intelligent
  • the independent
  • the positive deviants

Try to control these people, and you’ll never be able to rally their potential. Try to normalize these people, and you’ll never be able to sustain their positive impact.

That’s why Kem is one of the wisest people I know. She puts into simple language some of the most difficult concepts for us to grasp.

Leadership is complicated. Leading leaders is even more complicated.

I still don’t know how to do it. I’m still learning. If you get this figured out before I do, will you let me know?

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and
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