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Cautious, Curious, or Committed?

John Maxwell says there are three types of followers, “the cautious, the curious, and the committed.” Jesus didn’t beg others to follow Him. In fact, when the numbers grew large, He began to test for their level of commitment (Mat 8:18-27).

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How to Stick to Priorities

arrow-target(excerpts from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell)

If you focus your attention on the activities that rank in the top 20 percent of importance, you will have an 80 percent return on your effort. (This is the Pareto principle.)

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Nothing Hurts When You’re Winning

According to John Maxwell in The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, high morale helps a team perform at its best.

When you’re winning, nothing hurts. 

A leader’s tasks should vary depending on the stage of morale present in the team.

  • Poor Morale: Fix what is broken. Show people you believe in them. Be energetic. Communicate hope.
  • Low Morale: Model high-return behaviors. Develop relationships with high-potential people. Arrange small victories. Communicate vision.
  • Moderate Morale: Make changes to improve the team. Earn buy-in from team members. Communicate commitment. Develop and equip members.
  • High Morale: Keep the team focused. Communicate successes. Remove morale mashers. Allow others to lead.

Assess the morale level of your team. Begin performing the tasks appropriate for that morale level to help your team achieve and maintain high morale.

For more thoughts about teamwork see:

Laws of Teamwork, 17 Indisputable-guide, Maxwell


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