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Servant Leadership in Action by Renee Broadwell, Ken Blanchard

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Chapter 21The Puddle Is Not the Problem

NEAL NYBO

When the longtime pastor retired from the church my wife, Margie, and I attend—Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church—I volunteered to be interim coach in their transition of finding a new preacher. In the process, I got to know and appreciate Neal Nybo, the executive pastor at the time, as a wonderful pastor, writer, and human being. I think you will really appreciate Neal’s creative mind in this essay about obvious “puddle” issues and hidden “cabinet” issues. —KB

I WALKED INTO my kitchen to set something on the counter and found a puddle of water on the floor in front of the sink. The sink was dry. No one had been doing dishes. I got a sinking feeling (no pun intended) that the puddle ...

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