As we consider MLK’s life this weekend, I was struck by this quote:
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
There’s a lot to this quote. A "molder of consensus" can easily become a manipulator of consensus if he or she is not thoughtful and collaborative during the process of dialogue and discovery.
A molder of consensus requires great wisdom, humility and discernment–qualities we all need in the leadership moments we find ourselves in.