God’s chosen way for leading us to salvation and liberation - through the humanity of Jesus - remains his preferred way: incarnating divinity through humanity to love a hurting, sinful world. But leadership fails - every time - when it becomes mechanistic, formulaic, or in any way impersonal or relationally anemic…If there is a deformation to which leadership in the church (and in Christian ministry) is liable it is depersonalization: taking a position on a pedestal and treating the people down below as projects or causes or problems.
— Eugene and Eric Peterson (Foreward), Incarnate Leadership by Bill Robinson, p9-10