If you are in any kind of leadership, you probably find yourself caught between.
Between projects, between unhappy co-workers, between management and employees and between the vision and reality. In many ways that is what leadership is - being between the people you lead and wherever it is you are leading - pushing forward the vision while dealing with reality.
Nancy Ortberg said this, "Vision is full of possibilities and optimism. Reality is more often filled with disappointments and difficulties. And a leader needs to stand between those two things."
This is difficult especially if the reality is that the vision is not being supported or accomplished. I love living within an exciting vision, but reality is the everyday often very small steps toward the vision.
I am a leader and I stand between.
The only reason I do is because God has placed me there.