How Teams Overcome Adversity

We often hear of teams dealing with adversity, particularly athletic teams. Interviews with sports figures describe how their team overcame hard times to win. The responses generally include sticking together as a team, not giving up, and not loosing sight of the goal. Many say that adversity has also made their team stronger. A good friend of mine who is sharing my journey through bladder canc...
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Valuing Strengths of Teammates

The Leading From Your Strengths process involves understanding your own strengths, recognizing the strengths in others on your team, and then blending the differences. This may seem like a lofty ideal, so how can we actually put it into practice? How can we learn to recognize and value the strengths of our team mates? When it comes to blending our strengths, it can be tempting to shift the resp...
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Biblical Examples of Team Leadership

There are several Biblical examples of team leadership that illustrate the value of team leadership and help us develop more effective ministry teams. Moses Even though we often think of Moses as a strong solo leader, there were instances of team leadership in his life. One of these was when many of the Israelites were coming to Moses to judge their disputes. Exodus 18:17,18 - Moses’ father-...
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How Teams Process Information

One of the most important issues a team faces is how they process information. Different team members tend to look at the same information with two very different lenses. Some members of your team will process information through the lens of optimism, always thinking the best and being ready to trust. Some members of your team will process information with realism, waiting to trust until the...
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