We’re back at Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship (FMMF) Charlotte this week, and jumping right into our new study, LEAD for God’s Sake. This week, Mike will guide our group through Chapters 1 and 2 where the two of the main characters, Coach Steve Rocker and wealthy businessman, Grant Steffin, gather over a few beers one evening to commiserate the Coach’s recent losing streak for his basketball team. The conversations turn from the topic of “leadership”, and the Coach is pretty adamant that his players will have to pay for their misfortunes at the next practice, especially the seniors who the Coach holds responsible for the lack of leadership on the basketball court.
The pivotal scene is where Steffin goes up to a chalk board and draws a stick figure, showing a bag of money in one hand and a hatchet in the other. Steffin equates the Coach’s struggles to the one that that Steffin feels like he knows best: running a successful business, where employees are either rewarded with money or face the wrath of getting the “axe”. Steffin, after-all, tells the Coach that “winning in sports is a lot like winning in business; you have to reward the good players with plenty of meaningful incentives”.
As they sit in Steffin’s million-dollar home, the conversation takes an unexpected turn where the two men complain that their respective spouses don’t appreciate all the rewards the two men have provided. Whoa….! That one came from the south end of the bench!
This week we’ll talk about the “hatchet-treasure” picture and share thoughts about how it’s playing out, right or wrong, in our storyline.
See you in fellowship on Friday beginning at 7:30 am. Meet at the front parlor of the Cornwell Center.