Developing People

Troy and I have always been big on what you are about to read. A pastor in Oklahoma posted this on his blog. It is just like I penned it myself. Enjoy.

Here are ten lessons I’ve learned about developing people:

  1. Honest, immediate, and consistent feedback on performance is invaluable.
  2. Developing strengths nets a bigger return than developing weaknesses.
  3. Developing others takes a ton of time in the early seasons and produces huge results with smaller investments in future seasons.
  4. You will see a better ministry return by investing in your star team members than you will by investing in weaker players.
  5. You will have to allow people to fail if you want them to improve.
  6. Great coaches are great encouragers.
  7. If you don’t schedule intentional time for developing others, you aren’t likely to do it.
  8. God can use you to pull more out of a person than the person may believe exists.
  9. The person you are developing can also help develop you—if you will ask questions and listen.
  10. The best people builders develop others to develop others.

What speaks to you? What would you add?

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~ by pennymaxwell on July 12, 2008.

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