All Black church leadership (lesson eight)

Ian Foster’s eighth point went like this: Courage is contagious you doing something right/well can inspire others at times we need heroes/role models to follow In some ways this is the positive opposite of #6, and underlines the real importance of leaders modeling the behaviours they want to see in others. I think in churches […]

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All Black church leadership (lesson seven)

Trust your plan/each other review regularly open and honest communication if you are all to trust you all have to do your job reliably There are obvious connections here: Churches often fail to “really” review their objectives, or the extent to which they are actually working towards the stated goals. Open communication, which “should” be […]

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All Black church leadership (lessons five and six)

Attitude is everything it’s infectious in rugby you have to want to go into collisions inspire your mate Perseverance there will be obstacles and failures your opponent is also preparing as thoroughly as you On the infectious nature of attitude one element he stressed was that if a player is not willing to go all […]

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All Black church leadership (lessons three and four)

Zero to 100 each week Processes/habits are important Physical/mental recovery What’s the edge this week? (For the ABs this suggests particular motivational videos, like watching what went wrong or right last game.) Little things matter big Everyone’s role is vital There’s a small margin between winning and losing These two obviously transfer to church, except […]

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All Black church leadership (lessons one and two)

Ryan asked about the main points in Ian Foster’s talk, seems fair enough :) You must have vision This was the “obvious” stuff about needing a clear purpose and goal, but also the sometimes less noticed fact that we also need “buy-in” to that vision, unless the vision is a common one the team will […]

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