Saturday, March 31, 2007

A More Effective Team

Building a team in ministry will create an environment that will multiply your efforts.

In the book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, there is a great quote by Carl Guarino a sixteen year veteran at SEI.
"As a team leader, you're not going to have a lot of luck if you just want people in execution mode. But if you involve people in the strategy, give them a chance to work with clients, and share the credit, people will be lobbying you for a spot on the team. And the next time you come around, people will jump at the chance to get involved."
In leading your departments this can be some great advice especially when creating a team environment. Often times, we as department heads tend to build a strategy and look for people to get it done. Reflect on that quote as you endeavor to build a team.

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