youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry, strong team

A Strong Team

By Doug Franklin April 28, 2010

A team is only as strong as its strongest member. No, I didn’t get that wrong. We often think that our team is as strong as our weakest member but that is not really true. The leadership of our team determines how far it will go. With strong leadership we will be challenged to dream big dreams and do the impossible. With weak leadership nothing will happen. So instead of looking at your team and focusing on the weakest link, look at yourself and ask:

•    Am I casting a vision only God can do?
•    Am I giving each person on my team an evaluation so they know how they can grow?
•    Am I encouraging everyone with positive words?
•    Am I taking risks?
•    Am I caring for people on my team?
•    Am I motivating the freeloaders?
•    Am I dreaming?

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More