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One of the best parts of working in the church is people.
I have had such a fun life because of the people that God has put around my wife Jackie and I.
Volunteers and staff, the people around you make the difference.
The honor of leading and developing a creative team, volunteer or staff, is a gift. As a leader, you have a responsibility to lead and to lead well. It is a stewardship issue. Maybe the team you are leading is new to you, or maybe you have been doing this for a long time with the same crew.
Regardless of your situation, you must always be evaluating and refining the team to get the most and best out of them.
There are a few things that hold true all the time when it comes to team leadership.
As a leader, you have to always define the win and set the expectation. No matter the discipline, you are responsible to set clear expectations, help the team achieve those expectations, and then celebrate the wins after you have accomplished the expectation!
One of the best ways to set expectations and define the win is by asking good questions.
• What are we trying to create?
• What do we want to feel like?
• How will people experience this?
• What is the take away?
• Have we fed our mission/goal/vision?
• Is this helpful?
• What’s the why?
• What’s the win?
Once we set the expectation, we have to remember that how we accomplish a goal is not the same as how the next person might. Let people work the way that best helps them achieve the stated goal. If you have set the expectation well, you won’t have to worry about how we are getting to the end, just that we arrive there.
Let creative people be creative.
You will love the end result most of the time and empower people with authority, not just accountability.
In doing this, you probably will want to offer suggestions instead of mandates. Others opinions bring value to creativity. Of course, there are times you are going to have to make the decision, you are the leader, but as much as possible, allow teammates to have buy-in to the process. Use your experience to provide suggestions and then watch God use people to produce amazing experiences.
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