I got these from a friend – an elder in his church and set to retire from a successful career in education at the end of this year.
A rope – whose simple lesson for leaders is that it cannot be pushed!
Integrity – illustrated by a seaside stick of rock: wherever you cut, you can read the name. A leader’s integrity means that his/her values will be seen in everything they are involved in.
Lighthouse – the leader’s responsibility to show the way.
A harbour wall – the leader is required to take a pounding in order to ensure a calm pool behind the wall – where the work can get done.
What do you think? Any other images that you find helpful?
(Should my friend write a book about images of leadership?)