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For Leaders Only! Do you have realistic expectations of your staff in funding?

May I speak to you frankly about a blind spot in leadership? It popped up last week, but the story I am about to tell occurs frequently.

My assistant and I met with a missionary couple (Joe and Vicki—not their real names) last Monday. They had been in town five weeks and they had a problem—they were only 50% supported. But Joe said, “That’s not the real problem. I am not afraid of fundraising, but I don’t have time to do it. The real problem is that my supervisor expects me to catch up on my fundraising while I open a local office here—now!”

Vicki chimed in. “How can we launch a new office and do major funding simultaneously! It feels like we are being set up for failure.”

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