Stepping into a new manager role requires learning brand new leadership skills you’ve probably not used before. Here are seven mistakes most rookies make, and how to correct them.
Making the move to manager isn’t just a step, for many it’s a giant leap. In the words of executive coach Marshall Goldsmith: “What got you here won’t get you there.”
Negativity is poison to any organization. If you’ve noticed negativity creeping into your church, ministry, or team, here are five powerful ways to change the atmosphere.
“There is so much negativity in our church. What can we do?” Some form of that question has come my way many times. The negativity may be in the form of murmuring. Sometimes it is more overt criticism and personal attacks. Yet in other cases, it is a more ill-defined atmosphere of defeat and despair.
Doing the Spiritual Splits by Abigail Dodds
Abigail Dodds offers a unique view of the “laid-back, go-with-the-flow” mother, and the specific struggles they face in submitting to the Lord.
I was looking at my calendar and realized my church attendance on Sunday morning is less than 50% for 2017. I’m sure I’m not alone. This has been a brutal winter for illness in MN and I’ve found myself rocking an ever-growing and under-the-weather boy on many a Sunday morning.
How to Make Sure Your Team is Continuously Learning by David Hudnut
We’ve heard it said, “creativity thrives under pressure,” but David Hudnt argues the opposite. Under extreme pressure, the decision-making part of the brain actually shuts down and teams are more likely to under-perform. Hudnut discusses the need for team communication strategies to alleviate fight-or-flight panic in the workplace.
“If we had only stopped working for a minute or two and talked, then we would have done better!” This is a common refrain when people reflect on their performance in a team practice exercise. It seems that the more complicated the task, the less likely people are to step back and ask themselves, “How are we doing?” or “What are we doing?” and “Are we on track?”
At some point every great leader wonders if they’re good enough for the job. Rockwell highlights the positive side of self doubt and offers practical ways to boost your confidence.
The Little Engine kept saying, “I think I can,” until he climbed the steep hill. But the story is wrong. Thinking you can is helpful, but never enough to step into your greatness.