youth worker, youth ministry, care

Don’t Care

By Doug Franklin July 8, 2010

Leaders can’t just care about what they think is important. I recently sat in a meeting where the leader of a team cared deeply about specific issues but didn’t care at all about other issues facing the organization. The people in the meeting were confused and led to feel unimportant when their problems and issues came to the leader. As leaders we must care about everything; even though we can’t do everything we must still listen and convey we are connected to the problem.  I always keep this thought in mind when I am leading a team: when one team member has a problem we all have a problem. This lets people know I care, I am with you, and you matter to me.

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