No, impossible, and can’t be done… Those phrases have a way of making leaders cringe. Leaders are interested in options, solutions, alternatives, plans, strategies, but not in dwelling on why progress is improbable or impossible. And honestly that trait in leaders can be both healthy and destructive if it’s not managed properly.
I’m personally really intrigued by ideas that can’t be done and or churches that are implementing such ideas that were once shot down. In fact, I’m so interested that I’ve decided to dedicate a category of my blog to such ideas. If you know me, you probably know that I feel that one of my spiritual “gifts” is the ability to throw out a crazy, ridiculous, or silly idea that just might lead to a good idea. Of course you have to know how and when to present such ideas, and have a team and a culture that allows you to do so.