As we come near the beginning of Agape Tour, I am getting ready to sit down and write some notes to my crew. I want them to know that the work that they do is important for the group, that there lives matter to God, and that the blessing of being part of a group is a great thing.
This begged me to ponder the Do "I" Inspire my team? I would like to think that when I challenge them, they respond. When I give them a goal, they meet or exceed. When we sit down and review the days events, their opinions and ideas matter. As a leader, I must inspire those whom I lead. John Maxwell says, "If your leading and no one is following then you are just taking a walk." This is true. I want to be a leader that builds into the hearts of people. That causes them to go above and beyond for the group and me.
The question is "how" do you make this happen? For me, and something I have always preached and taught, you must lead by example. If I tell the crew to unload the bus and yet watch from the sideline, then they might do it, but they will do it begrudgingly. I don't want that. I want them to see me under the bus "shelping" gear, not when it is most needed, but when it isn't needed. If I am willing to get my hands dirty, and work hard, then why shouldn't they. This skill is very important. When your people see you "in the trenches" working "alongside" them they tend to give it that extra something, something.
So. . .do you inspire? Think about it. Its a good thing to do.
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