…that’s what I asked Brad Withers, a business consultant from our church. The following blog posts take us through his answer.
Take the temperature of a group; but don’t be afraid to lead.
Sometimes I can move so quickly ahead I leave my team or congregation in the dust.
Do they get it? Are they with me? Is there a side of things that I don’t get?
Simple questions, such as asking for concerns or commentary, can go a long way. This also takes a bit of time. If you present an idea to a team member, they may need a week to process it.
So take the temperature of the team and meet them where they’re at; but don’t be afraid to turn up the heat. I think people want to be assured that the leader still cares if they are with him/her or not, but they still want a leader. Pilots will try their best to make everyone as comfortable as possible, but their primary responsibility is to get the people from point A to B.
My struggle? To have the patience enough to keep the team with me.