My all time favourite TV series is M*A*S*H, a comedy/drama centred around the doctors and nurses of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit during the Korean War. The series was so popular that it outlasted the duration of the 3 year war, spanning 11 seasons and 251 episodes.

The strong characterisation and story lines presented thought provoking themes that provide an ideal platform for lessons on life and leadership. Whether you are a fan of the show or not, I'm sure you will connect with my leadership insights from M*A*S*H.

LEADING FROM THE TRENCHES features bite-sized, candid insights that speak into the gritty space of leadership through the eyes of a fellow leader seeking to "lead with all diligence" (Romans 12:8).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Episode 14:  Love Story

Hawkeye:   Without love, what are we worth? 89 cents. 89 cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
Henry:      That means my marriage is only worth $1.78?

Radar receives a “Dear John” recording from his fiancé causing him to slip into a state of depression, until a new nurse arrives at camp who captures his attention.  While Hawkeye and Trapper try to help Radar win her heart, Margaret tries to force Henry to break them up.

Tina Turner once asked, “What’s love got to do with it?”  Love is a fundamental quality that is foundational to all human relationships and an essential characteristic of leadership. Leadership expert John Maxwell identifies relationships as key to effectively leading people and asserts that “you can’t lead them if you don’t love them.”  In leadership, love cannot be written off as a secondary emotion when you are dealing with real people, with real feelings.  Love is a holistic expression of our humanity that enables us to value the people we lead beyond the purpose they fulfil.  Jesus identified love as the greatest commandment and manifested love in all it’s fullness by laying down his life for the salvation of humankind.  His sacrificial love provides us with a model of leadership that will radically impact the lives we lead and the world in which we live.

1 comment:

  1. Truth without love is a killer, but love without the truth is a liar. The bible commands us to have both. Elliott Nesch. (Bible Teacher)