10 Choices A Leader Needs To Make About His Staff

Jan 6, 2010

#1 - Choose to believe the best about the people on your team rather than always assuming the worst about them.

#2 - Choose to trust them to make decisions that matter without having to run every minor detail by your for your approval.

#3 - Choose to believe that when they ask particular questions that they aren’t being disloyal but rather seeking clarification.

#4 - Choose to believe that they really do love the church and want to see it thrive.

#5 - Choose to lead through inspiration and revelation—NOT intimidation, humiliation, condemnation and manipulation.

#6 - Choose to listen to them before making a decision that will directly impact them.

#7 - Choose to value them as a human being and NOT just a person who can perform a task.

#8 - Choose to take a few extra minutes to coach them through the “why” of a particular decision so that they are equipped/empowered to make the decision on their own the next time.

#9 - Choose to allow them to present the solution to the problem they are telling you about.  (A great leader will always have a solution to whatever problem they are bringing to your attention.)

#10 - Choose to point out all of the things they are doing well instead of just focusing on the areas they are messing up.