Yesterday I began talking about the 5 Purposes of Meetings. Here are the last two and a few closing thoughts:
If everything rises and falls on leadership as John Maxwell has suggested, then this is the most important meeting. There has to be time and space and a process in place for developing our leaders. God accepts us as we are, but doesn’t allow us to stay there. We should do the same with the leaders around us. Not only should we be growing, learning, reading, and being coached; but every team member on our team should be doing the same! What is our plan for developing better leaders? What is our process? When and how will we do it?
Cheering On One Another
To stay sane, centered, and married, the may be the most important. The Bible commands us to encourage one another.
In Hebrews God says: "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching" Hebrews 10:24–25 (NIV).
God says: “spur one another on toward love and good deeds!”
The great advantage of a team is the fact that usually not everyone wants to quit on the same day! We need each other! We need each other’s encouragement and support!
How can we do this? How can we make celebrating each other more a part of our culture? These are questions a leaders need to regularly ask themselves.
Notice God says: “And let us CONSIDER…” Let's think about HOW we’re going to do this. Leaders, that means there is great power in planning our meeting struture and process!
Intentionality makes for great meetings. Lack thereof, well...death by meeting! Don’t let that be you!
In case you missed it, I mentioned yesterday that I have put together an ONLINE COURSE that goes into this subject in much greater detail. It could revolutionize your meetings!
In this ONLINE COURSE I also talk about:
Building a Healthy Team Culture
Keeping The Team Aligned Around The Vision
Navigating Personnel and Structure Issues
Hiring And Firing
Developing and Preserving Your Team