8 New Year’s Team Resolutions

8 Resolutions to Add to Your List

8 Resolutions to Add to Your List

‘Tis the season for resolutions.  

I’ll spare sharing with you my personal resolutions … there are plenty of those lists out there against which you can compare your own.

Here are 8 resolutions for teams that could dramatically change your team’s performance this year.

  1. Talk with other team members as though they are inherently valuable, divinely-created, soul-filled beings, not as someone who has something the others want or need. That’s called dialogue, and it can transform your team.
  2. Fight more.  Don’t settle for artificial harmony.  Insist on challenging dialogue that sifts the great ideas from the mediocre ones.
  3. Ensure every member of your group knows why they’re there – in two ways.  Make sure each one knows the team’s specific mission, and make sure each knows the unique contribution s/he must make for the team to be successful.
  4. Spur on more leadership.  Encourage everyone to lead — that means looking out for what needs to happen to move the team’s mission forward, and then doing it.
  5. Take some time to establish (or articulate) your team’s ground rules, or expectations for how you’ll work together.  Then, hold one another accountable to them.
  6. Spend more time working, and less time getting to know each other.
  7. Commit to staying organized in your meetings.  Use agendas, take solid meeting notes, and don’t rush.
  8. Read through BURST as a team, using the questions included at the end of each bubble to guide your discussion and application.

Nothing shocking.  No gimmicks.  No silver bullets.  Just time-tested principles that yield great success when we discipline ourselves to practice what we already know to do!

I wish you a happy, healthy, joyful, and productive 2013!

As always, please get in touch with me if I can be of help to you as you create effective, healthy leadership and ministry teams, design collaborative organizational structures, lead well, and facilitate life-changing small groups.

– Ryan

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