A little while ago, my wife and I received a phone call from someone who we were counting on to be a large part of VBS, and well this person backed out. The reason for thier back out was cited as “conflicting leadership styles.” So as I sit here this morning, and write, I wonder if I am perceived in the congregation as a dictatorial leader or an encourager? Who really has the problem? Is it my style of leadership or is the age gap that exists dictate the confrontation between Gen-Xers and the WWII generation?
I was discouraged again this morning, but then I wonder if maybe this person’s backing out is a sign of thier wisdom and foresight in letting the next generation rise to the challenge of the day?
I would be interested in your thoughts on generational conflict and what you do to promote a win-win solution for both sides.