For years, I just couldn’t say it. I don’t know why, but I would say anything except those dreaded three words. Three simple words: “I don’t know.” Why are they so difficult to say? It’s because we have to admit a measure of ignorance. It’s humbling. But I want to encourage you to not fear … Continue reading Empowering Reasons to Say IDK
For years, I just couldn't say it. I don't know why, but I would say anything except those dreaded three words. Three simple words: "I don't know." Why are they so difficult to say? It's because we have to admit a measure of ignorance. It's humbling. But I want to encourage you to not fear saying IDK any more. Saying "I Don't Know" is very powerful.
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.”
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.
To be honest, I’m not very good with details. I never have been. My wife Shannon handles all of that. I’ll say, “I need to go to the doctor this week.” Shannon will call an hour later and say, “You have an appointment Thursday at 10:30.” I cover all the broad concerns. I try to … Continue reading It’s a Team Effort
1 Timothy 5 This chapter deals with three most common problems that cause division and split a church…the church is a team! It needs to be a unit – a whole- acting as one! Judges 20:1, 8, 11 All for one, one for all *crisis brought unity, (someone in hospital, casket, accident – gets family … Continue reading It Takes Teamwork