A couple of months ago I sat around a table with 10 American pastors talking about leadership. Half the pastors talked about the importance of vision. The other half talked about the importance of relationships.

Some ministries value vision; others value relationships.

Healthy ministries must value both.

Too many visionary leaders leave a trail of body bags in their wake, and too many relational leaders don’t accomplish much besides a feel-good experience.

Vision and relationships – if anyone figures out how to do both at the same time, please let me know.

It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes.  – Ecc 7:18