Finding & Developing Leaders. 1. Don’t EXPECT anyone to know what you are talking about. (Even if they act like they do.). Be MEAN with the vision! No one will understand, nor have the passion you have, for the vision. Train EVERYONE for EVERY job. (Ushers, Greeters, Hospitality)
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided … Casey Stengel.
Learning how to navigate Leadership Landmines is a crucial part of leading any church. Learning how to handle them well, in the relaunch of a new church, will save you a lot of heartache and avert a potential meltdown.
Leadership Problems occur when the pastor and potential leader hold differing ________.
Come to terms with your non-negotiables first.
How do they feel about you personally?
Ok Not Sure
Quad 2 - Spend time to build relationship with them.
Quad 1 - Work with them. They believe in you and your values and vision.
How do they feel about your vision/mission?
Quad 3 - Look for ways to inspire, educate and train people about vision.
Quad 4 - Short-term workers at best. Ask them to move on.
“Companies are notorious for hiring based on skill and firing based on fit.”
(Diana Ponder – 501 + Great Interview Questions For Employers And The Best Answers For Prospective Employees)
“Therefore it became necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection. So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.” Acts 1:21-23
Hire the person who is the best fit. Don’t look for the superstar.
“choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time…” Acts 1:21
Talent alone is not enough to carry a church.
Don’t hire the firstperson especially if they are your only choice.
“So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.” Acts 1:23
Hire the who not the what.
Don’t hire a position.
Hire an individual.