Archive | March 18, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 77

Scripture Passage: Numbers 13:26-33; 14:1-10
The Leader Must Manage Information Wisely
Moses sent twelve men to spy the land of Canaan. When they returned, without privately hearing their report, he allowed them speak to the entire congregation. Ten said, “And there we saw the giants…..and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” Caleb said, “We are well able to overcome it,” however, the ten men insisted, “We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.” Their report threw the entire congregation into chaos; the people wanted to appoint a leader and return to Egypt. They spoke of stoning Moses and Aaron. This may have been prevented if Moses heard the report first.
The lesson here is this; not everyone needs to know everything every time, especially if they are unable to handle it. Information must be managed and disseminated only on a need-to-know basis. This is not to deceive the people but to prevent the outbreak of panic and chaos as described in the passages read.
Prayer: Father, give me wisdom to manage information within my team or organisation.