youth worker, youth ministry, leadership

Leadership Fudge

By Doug Franklin September 20, 2010

Recently I was at a meeting focused on the finances of a organization. The presenters gave out graphs showing the financial picture of the operation. The numbers looked good but the leader didn’t want people to have a positive reaction to the financial reality of the organization. The leader warned of doom and told people it was trouble ahead. When questioned specifically it came out that the problem was not that big of a deal. I went from ready to write a check to losing faith in the organization, all in about one minute. We as leaders need to understand that if we fudge the truth it will come back to bite us. Focus on winning, not potential problem prevention. People will follow leaders who have a positive vision for the future. Be a dreamer not a drainer!

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More