Beloved Ministry Partners, today we are sampling again from President Loren Stacy’s notes of the webinar last Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Patrick Lencioni and his friends. As you build the Ministry Partner Teams you lead, keep these things in mind. You will not only build team loyalty, you will glorify God, edify the Church, and do the work of the gospel in the process. Ethics, etiquette, and compassion in genuine love for others is a priceless commodity. Use it and the rewards are out of this world.
Please do read and put the tools in your Ministry / Leadership Toolbox as they are provided in the second set of three.
Three Job Killers
Lencioni originally wanted to call this lesson something like, “How to Make Someone’s Job Suck.” (Once again, I’m giving you the Stacy version of Lencioni’s lesson.)
Three things a leader (employer, manager, supervisor) can do to discourage direct reports.
- Fail to be genuinely interested in them and to get to know them. Make them feel anonymous.
- Fail to give any indications that they and their efforts matters.
- Fail to help them measure whether or not they are succeeding in their efforts using a metric of things that they can control.
Three things a leader (employer, manager, supervisor) can and should do to encourage direct reports.
- Be interested in them and get to know them. (Name. Family. Interests. Circumstances.)
- Constantly remind them that they and their efforts truly do matter, to you and to the overall effort of the team.
- Help them measure whether or not they are succeeding in their efforts using a metric of things that they can control.