Leadership is a privilege. Not to be taken lightly or with any arrogance but instead it should be a role of humility as you invest in those that work for you and show that you really do care about the people in your organizaion. When was the last time you sat down with a co-worker and asked them " How are you doing?" or better yet " How are you really doing?". Have you asked what you can do to better support this person on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? Have you asked about their family and their interests or is it all about the bottom line.
When you work in a church setting, it is interesting that the leaders can be so caught up in planning and dreaming up new ideas that the daily lives of those who work there are never noticed. We call it ministry but yet those we work with would be better supported and cared about if someone stopped and took the time to ask about their lives rather than plan a new church initiative. Sometimes as leaders we need to do a reality check and see if what we are doing is really a good use of everyone's time and resources. Probably not!
So perhaps today pull away from your desk, and yes your Blackberry and go grab the person in the next office or cubicle and say " Let's do lunch today! ". They might actually say yes and then suggest you do it more often.