Part of a series inspired by Peter Drucker, an important mentor of mine

Peter Drucker suggests that leaders regularly ask themselves the question, “What’s my contribution?” In other words, what does the organization need from me at this particular time to facilitate its development?

The phrase at this particular time is important, as your contribution may vary significantly over time. In a church that has just had relational challenges, what’s needed most may be the contribution of healing and reconciliation. At another time what may be required is initiative in reaching out to new people. Yet another season may need to be focused on empowering coaches and leaders so you can increase ministry capacity.

Your contribution will be different at different times. To make a variety of contributions, we need to be proactive about continuing to grow. “People grow according to the demands they make on themselves. If they demand little of themselves, they will remain stunted.” – Peter Drucker