"Leadership is relational. Any leadership role involves a broad network of relationships, with many people, all of the time. Influence without other people is a meaningless concept. In God's Kingdom, relationships are critically important. It is obvious, then, that successful second chair leaders must excel at relationships. These relationships are driven by much more than charisma or a good first impression. They are based on integrity and delivering on promises. They are based on genuine care for others. For some second chairs, building relationships is easy and natural; for others it is hard work, but for all it is essential.”

― Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson, Leading from the Second Chair