I appreciate the people who, as leaders or directors or administrators, must confront hard decisions and the discomfort they cause.

It is the burden of leadership to pick up the awkwardness of change or hardship and clear a path for the people under their care.

Today, it’s cool & hip to distrust anyone in authority. That distrust isn’t unwarranted, but systems and institutions cannot function apart from trust. Leadership — and follower-ship — is relational.