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