Starting and building a ministry requires growing your leadership team in both quantity (number of leaders) and quality (ability + spiritual maturity).
Inevitably a ministry leader needs to take some risks on younger/less qualified people in order to increase the number of leaders, which ultimately grows the size (and health) of the entire ministry.
But how do you determine who to take a chance on and who to fire (or more commonly who do you choose to NOT select for a leadership position)?
Jack Welch shares the answer in this one minute (literally) clip. He describes four managers in relation to the amount of results they achieve and the amount of behavior that’s aligned with the values of the company:
1. Results and Behavior
2. No Results and No Behavior
3. No Results but Behavior
4. Results but No Behavior
Here’s the clip:
This was my takeaway:
1. Results and Behavior–Easy to Keep
2. No Results and No Behavior–Easy to Fire
3. No Results but Behavior–Hard to Keep
4. Results but No Behavior–Hard to Fire
#3 people are the best people to take chances on to grow your leadership base. #4 are the most dangerous because they can get the results you want but at a tremendous cost to the ministry culture.
Have you had as much trouble selecting and empowering #3’s as I have?
Any tips or wisdom on how to go about leading a team that strategically identifies and empowers #3’s?
Can’t see the video? Click here to watch in on my blog.