My friend Doug Franks shared this awesome quote with me. Google could not identify the source…so I will assume it is his brilliance!
“In the absence of leadership a leader must lead.
In the presence of leadership a leader must follow”
That is a truth well delivered. If we have the gift of leadership and we encounter a situation in need of a leader, then we must freely share our gift to serve the common good. If we encounter a situation where leadership already exists, then we must submit our gift to serve that leader…again for the common good.
If we do the opposite (submit to the absence of leadership or lead in the presence of leadership) then we fail to serve others well.