Team That Thrive- Favorite Quotes

Published November 20, 2016 by lagmen

Some of my favorite quotes and highlights from Teams That Thrive:

Part Two: Why Do Leadership Teams Make Sense?
Woe to the leadership team with all the answers and no weaknesses.
Part Three: How Well Is Your Team Thriving?
top teams made more decisions, particularly in terms of finances and strategy;
Part Four: What are the Collaborative Disciplines of Teams That Thrive?
When teams don’t appropriately challenge members, team members don’t commit their best efforts to the team’s work.
Leadership teams that thrive make key decisions as a team.
Chapter 8 DISCIPLINE 2: Leverage Differences in Team Membership > Page 142
Train staff on how to lead with an entire-church mentality.
Chapter 9 DISCIPLINE 3: Rely on Inspiration More Than Control to Lead > Page 156
less than 20 percent of leadership team leaders have received special training in how to lead teams.
Chapter 10 DISCIPLINE 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision-Making Process > Page 171
Wise planning is not that I decide and then ask God to bless it, but I ask God what He desires of me, and then pursue it!
Chapter 10 DISCIPLINE 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision-Making Process > Page 177
However, we were delighted, but not too surprised, to see that the more a team sought God for his perspective, the better the team also performed.
Chapter 10 DISCIPLINE 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision-Making Process > Page 177
Apparently, seeking and hearing from God is an important contributor to team decision-making effectiveness for church senior leadership teams.
Chapter 11 DISCIPLINE 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision-Making Process > Page 189
If you see something, say it.” Don’t allow group members to keep their thoughts about a proposed direction to themselves,
Chapter 11 DISCIPLINE 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision-Making Process > Page 192
Members of top teams adopted a church-wide perspective rather than a position-based perspective (e.g., youth, business, technology, missions) more than members of bottom teams.
Part Five: What’s Your Best Next Step?
Chapter 14 Catalyze Your Team’s Growth > Page 247

If there’s a silver bullet, it’s these teamwork disciplines. Start small but commit to doing the things that matter, over and over, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. None of us can fix everything at once.

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