BY BILL HYBELS

Imagine a compass north, south, east, and west. Almost every time the word leadership is mentioned, in what direction do leaders instinctively think? South. Say the word leadership and most leaders' minds migrate to the people who are under their care. At leadership conferences, people generally think, "I'm going to learn how to improve my ability to lead the people God has entrusted to me." South. It's a leader's first instinct. But many people don't realize that to lead well, you need to be able to lead in all directions north, south, east and west.

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