W16D5 - Personal Development
Rest Stop 16

W16D6 - Team Building

"Even so the body is not made up of
one part but of many" - 1 Corinthians 12:14.

Leaders understand that they are only as good as the team that surrounds them. Paul's analogy of the church being like the human body can also be applied to another business or organization. There are many interrelated parts that must function well together; if one part of that organization is sick or malfunctioning, then the entire entity is rendered 'sick' or 'wounded.' So effective leaders pay close attention to the health and dynamics not only of the team but also of the individual members.

LEADERSHIP STEP: It is common to have an annual physical checkup when your body is evaluated and problems addressed. Your step today is to schedule your annual department or organizational checkup. This will take place at an offsite, away from the normal office or plant routine. It would also be helpful to enlist the services of a consultant to come in and help run the offsite to give leadership another set of eyes and ears to assess your team's health.


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