WE ALL NEED A LITTLE TENSION OR MAYBE A LOT OF IT!
The word tension comes from the Latin word tendere, which means “to stretch.” It’s not a bad thing to be stretched in our careers, our parenting, our ministries, or our leadership. Without tension, we become stagnant and stop growing. In fact, we might even say that tension is both inevitable and, in many cases, desirable in life and leadership.
In Harnessing the Power of Tension: Stretched but Not Broken, international leadership consultant Sam Chand examines tension as it arises in and between the arenas of business, church, and family. The presence of tension isn’t a flaw in you, a threat from others, or a problem to solve. It’s a strain to be used. When you develop this perspective, you’ll experience less pressure to figure everything out and less compulsion to resolve it quickly and completely.