Monday, May 11, 2009

Developing People

The following ten lessons on "Developing People" were shared by Craig Groeschel on his blog at - excellent points for all of us to keep in mind! They apply no matter what your sphere of influence is...

"Once you start attracting good ministers, God will want to use you to help make them great ministers. 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."

Craig is a very insightful leader! As much as we wish we could make a program or an easy three-step process for developing people and developing leaders, it's all about this kind of relational investing in others.

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