Negative tension is a strain on a team, but positive tension will stretch a team. The object is to rid a team of negative tension and foster an environment for positive tension. How is that done? The leader must immediately deal with the negative and never allow it to grow. I call this process the Barney Fife model, “Nip it in the bud.”
Tension on a team can be fatal. Teams are made of team members who are diverse to say the least. They all have different temperaments and personalities. Using the certain personal assessment tools overview of the diversity a team can have. Personal Coaching and team development allows you to go to deeper levels. You learn your strengths, stresses, and passions.
Leaders spend a great deal of time working on relieving tension from the team. By the time a leader realizes that tension is present on his team, it is probably already causing trouble. The results of tension are simply acknowledging the deeper problems that have been missed or left unchecked.
I am deeply burdened about the future of my children and grandchildren. The world they will inherit is completely different from the world in which I grew up. Because of selfishness and a complete lack of character from earlier generations, we are handing over a broken nation. It is broken financially, emotionally, philosophically, physically, but most of all spiritually.
Christians are not exempt from being good citizens. The Bible commands us to obey those who God has placed in authority over us. We are not to play God, but are to act godly. As a citizen you and I have been entrusted with protecting the freedom that we enjoy in America.
As the Presidential Election approaches, I hear and read a lot of things that are filled with hatred and spite. One of the tenants of America is the freedom of speech. This is a great thing but can also be abused. Something that disturbs me the most is the hatred coming from people who claim to be Christians. I am a Christian and I believe in taking a stand, but not one that harms the name of Christ.