Today, as I sit in a meeting of the Board of Governors of the seminary, I am struck by the importance of seeing in two ways...
One with Zoom.
One with Wide Angle.
It's hard to find a camera that does those things equally well. So, too, it is hard to find the skill of big picture and detail thinking in the same person - on the same resume.
And yet leaders are called to hold these things in tension...to bounce back and forth without lingering too long in either one. Moving toward the big picture while maintaining the integrity of the warp and weft of the constructing fabric... Some sort of juggling challenge where the eye is on all the balls and none is delayed in its arc.
There is not one big picture that isn't built on thousands of pixels.
And the pixels matter.