The Absence of Leadership

In this clip from The American President, Louis, played by Michael J. Fox, challenges the president that he needs to step up and lead. He says that, in the absence of leadership, people will listen to anyone that steps up to the microphone. People want leadership so badly that they’ll follow anyone who they think is a leader, even if they are not the best leader.

I think I sometimes assume that people know what a good leader looks like. Then I see people making bad decisions because a “leader” influenced them to do so. Are you stepping up to be a leader?

Question: What do you think happens in the absence of leadership?

 

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John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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