Feeling overwhelmed? Have too much to do? Wondering how to make more progress towards the mission?
Those are common concerns for new team leaders, and my conversations this past week indicate that one answer is for leaders to invest in the growth and development of their team members and volunteers in order to reach 2020 goals.
I’ve been thinking about the Staff Development Cycle and asking how many leaders have the growth and development of their team members as one of the Critical Mission Objectives (CMO) on their Position Focus. When leaders do not have team member development as one of their Critical Mission Objectives, it is no wonder that Position Focus conversations and other coaching opportunities often feel like a burden or a distraction from “important” work, rather than some of the most important work of a team leader.
Developing, empowering, and helping team members to fulfill their crucial role in accomplishing the mission can exponentially multiply your fruitfulness and impact as a leader.
You can accomplish more with a motivated, focused, and well-resourced team than you ever could alone, no matter how amazing you are or how hard you work! 🙂
What do you think? How might this change how you view your work as a team leader?
What adjustments will you make to your Mission Critical Objectives? How can you better implement the Staff Development Cycle for your team members?