Active Strong Leadership
A team is only as strong as it’s strongest member.No, I didn’t get that wrong. We often think that our team is as strong as our weakest member, but that’s 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. Strong leadership will motivate the entire team to rise beyond obstacles and take up challenges that would have gone untouched. With weak leadership, nothing will happen. Weak leadership lets our teams stop in front of obstacles, leaving room for roots of gossip, bad attitudes, and short sightedness. Teams with weak leadership will often crumble at the first sign of hardship. 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 specific, 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 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