- Written by Andy Searles
Cars, like teams, are made to take people somewhere. Cars, like teams, are not supposed to sit idly in garages, simply looking pretty or purposelessly going nowhere. Every car that has all the equipment to take you to the place where you are going is controlled by two major pedals; the brake and the accelerator. If all you do is keep the brake on your never go anywhere. If all you do is keep your foot on the accelerator there is no guarantee that you are going to get to your destination alive! Perhaps you have experienced the tension of driving with your emergency brake on. It is the feeling accelerator's pull fighting against the brake.
Most all of the teams that I have ever been on have been in churches, businesses, non-profits, educational groups and civic organizations. That same tension can be found there between the accelerating personnel and the people who want to put the brakes on. If this tension isn't understood and managed our teams would never go anywhere or arrive at their destination.