When leaders are at a stand still their team is at a stand still. A recent study by Thom and Jess Rainer on this current generation “the millenials” show that this is the most entertained generation; however, this is the most bored generation. We do not need leaders to start a group.
A group meets to sit down and discuss. A group meets to watch a movie. A group discusses theory but does not necessarily attempt to put into practice that theory.
Last night in Tampa, FL Bishop TD Jakes said a profound statement: “People cannot follow you if you are not moving.” He then proceeded to encourage leaders to always be on the move.
When water is just a puddle and there is no movement bacteria begins to grow. This statement can be true of groups. If there is no movement then bacteria will begin to grow. Bacteria brings infection and eventually can be the cause of death.
I have arrived at the conclusion that we need not to start new “groups” but rather begin a movement…
A movement has a goal in mind. A movement works earnestly towards that goal. A movement is exciting. A movement is always recruiting people to come aboard and join for the cause.
As leaders we need to constantly be moving. We must continue to recruit people to come along for the journey.
Recently, I was inspired by former pastor Shaun King. He decided to see what it would be like if strangers would help each other. He did a twitter campaign and utilized kickstarter to raise $125,000 to fund the project. He called the project HopeMob. People from all over began to invest in this project because they believe they can make a difference.
As leaders we need to know that what we do, does make a difference. It can be good or it can be bad. Let’s not have a group mentality. Let’s start a movement. Let’s not stand still. Let’s move!
Are you leading a group or starting a movement? Please comment below, I would love to hear from you!