Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sticky Teams: Selected Quotes (Chapter Eight)

This chapter was esp. challenging to apply to our small church situation... "Making Room at the Top."
  • Like most leaders, I love the idea of servant leadership & putting others first, as long as no one actually cuts in front of me or starts treating me like I'm a servant.
  • Empowerment without a platform is like responsibility without authority. It's frustrating for everyone involved.
  • Titles are powerful platforms that cost nothing to give away except a willingness to share some of your own organizational prestige & power with others.
  • Weddings, funerals, baptisms, preaching, & up-front leadership at special events provide significant platforming opportunities.
  • When tenure is the primary deteminer of who sits where on the leadership bus, a church is headed for trouble.
  • If your leadership team chooses to shut them out, please don't complain when they fly down the street & plant a church that sucks away all the kids, young families, and energetic folks who used to join you for Sunday services.

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