written by: Keith Drury
7 REASONS LEADERS FALL OFF THE CUTTING EDGE
Why is it that some leaders reach a zenith then plateau or enter a period of decline, while others continue to grow and expand, staying ahead of the pack even into old age? It is true of leaders today, but it has been true throughout all of history. Some leaders keep expanding, making a contribution into old age, while others make the ‘Great Compromise,’ settling into a comfortable mediocrity. They might retain their leadership ‘position’ but they no longer serve as true leaders. Why do some leaders fall off the cutting edge?
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Keith Drury served The Wesleyan Church headquarters in Christian Education and Youth leadership for 24 years before becoming a professor of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is the author of more than a dozen books of practical spirituality, including Holiness for Ordinary People, Common Ground and Ageless Faith. Keith Drury wrote the Tuesday Column for 17 years (1995-2012), and many articles can be found on his blog “Drury Writing.”
Keith Drury retired from full time teaching in 2012. Keith is married to Sharon and has two adult sons and several grandchildren. He is retired in Florida with Sharon and enjoys cycling.