The other day they were talking about what makes a great manager. Here are some of the things I learned.
- Good managers find what each players strengths are. Not just the good players but all the players.
- Good mangers not only know what each players strengths are, they also know each players weaknesses.
- Good managers won't ask a player to do something that is not in his wheelhouse.
- Good managers think it is more important to know what their team is not good at.
- Good managers don't want to micromanage. Good ones want to get out of the way and let the players play.
So I began to think about how that applies to ministry, and leading those who are on my team. Here are some questions that are on my mind.
- Do I know the strengths of the volunteers/employees I work with?
- Do I understand what there weaknesses are?
- Am I asking people on my team to perform tasks that is not in there wheelhouse?
- Am I placing volunteers where they are most passionate?
- Am I getting out of the way and letting my players play or do I tend to micromanage?