When you build a solid team, you double or triple your effectiveness. When you inspire that team to pursue excellence, reaching for God's best in every endeavor, the ripple effect will last for all eternity. Here's what you as the leader can do to bring out the best in those around you.
Eighteen years. In less than two decades, you'll go from being an expectant parent to being an empty nester. In less time than it takes to pay off a mortgage, your kids will graduate from diapers to a diploma. You'll spend 20, 30 or 40 years in leadership roles but only about 18 years raising children in your home. We have to do this right.
Top performers don't work for money alone. They're also motivated by an internal desire to achieve. Workers who are concerned with excellence have an inner source of inspiration. Good leaders recognize these excellence seekers and tap their hidden resources by praising their achievements.
Everyone depends on a leader for answers. "Where do we go next?" "What's our goal?" "Should we move ahead or wait?" It's the leader who must make these decisions, sometimes choosing between the greater of two goods-the lesser of two evils.
As captain of your organization's ship, you are responsible to chart the course, recruit the sailors and be ready to man the lifeboats. There's a lot riding on your shoulders-the integrity of your vessel is at stake! Integrity is a direct reflection of yourself. Here are some tips for leading with integrity.
If worldly integrity is learned by the example of careless character, we are called to a higher standard. The integrity of a Christian leader speaks louder than a sharp rÃ©sumÃ©, a handful of brochures or a stack of business cards. Integrity is something that can't be handed to you as you walk across the graduation platform. Integrity comes from within. It's the result of a focused faith, godly choices, right associations and a tenacious commitment to truth.
The next time you see geese flying south, think about the reason they always fly in a "V." Scientists figure that formation adds at least 71 percent to the flight range of the flock. By working together, they accomplish more. That's teamwork. Here are six essential skills for developing your own dream team: