Every great team has three types of leaders. This is true for churches or companies of any size. If any of the three types are missing, there will be stagnation, chaos and ultimately, failure. If a team has the right balance of the three, there will be growth and productivity.
Visionaries are people who see the future and dream about all the possibilities.
Strategists are people with the ability to take a dream and create a clear, tactical plan that can be followed by others.
Administrators are people who can manage all the details of the plan and provide accurate data to the team.
All three types of people are leaders for sure and all three groups need to be on your team. If you are missing visionaries, you become stagnant and lose your innovative edge. If you are missing strategists, nothing is ever planned well and often there is poor execution of the big ideas that are discussed in your meetings. If administrators are missing, there is never any accurate data to determine if you are indeed hitting the mark.
What is your team missing? What type of leader needs to be added to your team so you can hit the mark and move forward?
June 24, 2010 at 6:15 am
You are right on with this Blog. The key is the three must understand the goal of the bringing the lost into the kingdom and they must get along and respect each others gift. I have seen Churches bring these three together through out my life and all they think about is who is the most important than the other because they where chosen by a Pastor to be a select group. Growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing what hurricanes can do during the storm surge is something to see. The reason I say this if you have layman that have an understanding what there gifts are in the body and the ability to understand the the dreams and visions that you are setting the ground work from the pulpit/ or living room it should be like a storm surge from a hurricane and there will be very little to stop it. Keep up the good work Pastor Brady because I really think we are getting ready to be a storm surge for the kingdom of God.
June 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Ummmm… I think every team also needs a great cheerleader. I’m just sayin’. (Maybe the biblical term for “cheerleader” is “encourager?”)