Posts made in January, 2014

Playing Fair

Posted By on Jan 23, 2014 in Coaching |

We used to not take formal attendance. We relied on the often unreliable memory of our adult leaders. In an effort to follow-up with missing students, I sent postcards emblazoned (in great font!) with WE MISSED YOU. Except one postcard went to a student who was present. I fell all over myself to explain the oversight. But my lack of administrative excellence communicated something powerful to the student: we didn’t notice you...

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Team-Up: How to Up Your Team

Posted By on Jan 16, 2014 in Coaching |

Growing up, I was fascinated by teams. The comics I bought were team-ups of the best heroes. My favorite teams consisted of, not superstar driven spinning scoreboards, but the perfect hand-in-glove-harmony of people working together to achieve a common goal. Jesus himself believed in teams, forming a a dynamic dozen that would change the world in his name.  Teamwork is the offspring of team health. As the team-leader, you are not only...

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