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The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus, 3rd Edition by Charles C. Manz

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PREPARE THE SOIL

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A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matt. 13: 3–8)

In this parable, Jesus provides a metaphor that can shed light on one of the most important aspects of leadership: laying ...

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