It’s been said that if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together. You don’t want your business, family, or church to be successful for the short term – you want long term results. Your team is motivated by the mission that you share with them on a weekly basis. Your team is inspired by your example and story. These 5 tools below will help your team work together to accomplish your vision.
“…for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Character is who you are when nobody’s watching. This is the choice you make to show up early, stay late, and do the work when nobody’s watching you. Character keeps you where your talent brought you.
“Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds.” Proverbs 27:23
You cannot use the excuse that you don’t know. In today’s world of technology and connection, you have access to a plethora of resources. Online seminars, coaching, Youtube, TED talks, and simply making a phone call to somebody else can train you and equip you to step up in your role.
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”Proverbs 10:5
The average person will change their career 5-7 times in their life. You can set yourself apart by being a person committed to the vision, mission, and values of your organization. You can stay committed when the finances are tight. You can stay committed when it gets tough.
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Proverbs 10:4
Be the person who shows up day after day with a good attitude. The incredible Cal Ripken Jr. chose to get up and play 2,632 consecutive games. Through pain, injuries, emotional fatigue, and mental fatigue, Cal Ripken chose to be there for his teammates and fans.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” Ecclesiastes 4:9
You’re either pulling each other together or ripping each other apart. You have to purposely and intentionally bring people together. You have to be willing to work together, compromise, give and take.
The ideas in this post were taken from John Maxwell’s book, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork which you can order here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ETGDRX8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1