How This One Directive Could Drive More Unity
When we find ourselves resisting those leading us, let us direct our leaders with this one statement.
"Please, bring me along."
Instead of saying yes out of compliance or no out of reaction, ask to be brought along. Expect our leader to teach us what they know.
One of three things will happen. They will share what what they know and with our new found understanding, we'll want to follow their lead. Or, we will present what we know and they will realize why we're resisting and address the issue.
The third option is neither of us are brought along. At that point, we have to decide if the directive is a pothole
(not preferred, but can move forward), or a roadblock
(will not move forward until addressed) to determine how we proceed.