Flashback Friday: Are You Pandering?
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
If you lead in any capacity, you run the risk of pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Whether you’re a parent or a pastor, a manager or a middle school teacher, the temptation in leadership is to think about the perpetually dissatisfied person that you lead and cater all decisions to them.
As a father, I tend to do this. When a decision is being made that will affect the family – from where we go on vacation to what we’re having for dinner – I envision the one kid that will be least happy about the potential option and gear the conversation with their displeasure in mind.