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Initiative Takes Commitment

By Doug Franklin July 28, 2010

It’s common place within job evaluations for a boss to tell their employee that he or she needs to take more initiative. This kind of initiative is seen when the employee grabs the bull by the horns and steps out of his comfort zone hoping his risk will move the company forward. The truth is though, if the employee is not committed to the mission of the organization, they won’t take any risks nor take initiative. The heart just isn’t there. Why put yourself on the line if you’re not bought in?

Are you taking risks in your ministry? Are you taking initiative and stepping out of your comfort zone? Maybe the better question is, are you committed to the mission of your church? The more bought in you are to the mission, the more likely you’ll be to take risks.

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