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Jigsaw Leadership

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I don’t like to do puzzles.

It’s not that I can’t do them, it’s just that I’m not particularly fond of the feeling you get when you finally get those thousand pieces together… and then have to put them all back in the box. I tend to dislike the reality of having nothing to show for hours of my effort.

Recently, my two-year-old son Gavin developed a new fascination with puzzles. His are much simpler with much less effort involved. So I’ve suddenly reentered the world of puzzles and I’m actually enjoying it more than I thought. But what I’ve realized in revisiting this old hobby is that I never actually left it.

Leading a creative arts team is a lot like sitting down to do a puzzle. Other organizations or other ministries of a church fit much easier into the standard business model of leadership. Just have everyone read the 17 laws of something and everything will run as it should. Continue reading →