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5 Principles that Makes Our Leadership Team Work

August 30, 2016

 

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What Makes Our Leadership Team Work

by Mark Johnston with Ryan Hartwig

Principle 1: We live by this mantra: “This team is my team. Its success is my success. I win if this team wins. I lose if this team loses.”

Our directional team has adopted this mantra as a philosophical umbrella for how our team will operate. It’s a saying that reminds us of the importance of collaborative decision-making and perpetuates our “best idea wins” culture.

We recognize that silos begin to develop as an organization grows, and using a shared risk and reward approach to ministry helps minimize silos so we can move our mission forward. (Our definition of a “silo” is when a ministry area has three attributes: the leader is or feels like he is operating alone; there is competition instead of cooperation with other areas; and communication is fragmented, resulting in team members lacking a clear picture of what’s happening outside of their little world.)

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