surprises good thing or a bad thing

This week all the news has been about McCain’s VP pick, Gov. Sarah Palin. There have been voices on both sides as to whether or not this was good pick for McCain.

I don’t want to endorse either candidate on my blog, who you vote for is your business. But I will say this, by picking Gov. Palin McCain has brought attention to his candidacy that really wasn’t there. My opinion as to why McCain wasn’t getting attention was because he is the least exciting or charismatic public speaker I have ever seen. So to draw attention away from his lack of charisma and Obama’s abundance of Charisma, McCain had tried to change the game entirely.

This may prove to be a genius move for the campaign camp or it may bite them in the butt. Either way, surprise draws attention, and in politics it seems you are always fighting for attention.

I look at this story and I’m reminded that the worst thing in the world sometimes fir a leader us to be predictable. We need to zag when people expect us to zig. Not everytime, it’s good for people to know where we stand on core issues, but we also need to have the flexibility both mentally and organizationally to go in an unpredictible course. It could save our ministry, it could save our leadership, and it could change the game entirely.

Just some thoughts.

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