I’m out of town this week and was not able to attend any of our Cross Point campuses today. I always feel a little lost on the few Sundays a year that I’m gone. Being away from your church for a day, especially a Sunday, teaches you a few things about yourself and your culture.
1) You learn the strength of your team. Good teams don’t rest on the shoulders of one person. You should be able to be away for a day and not worry that the whole thing will implode. How well your team functions without you is a direct indication of the strength of your team and the effectiveness of your leadership.
2) You learn how much of a micro-manager you are. Most good leaders have a tendency to control. Great leaders learn to control their controlling nature. It’s terribly tempting to over-manage the details when you’re away from your team. You must evaluate your tendency to do this and resist it. You’ll only frustrate and exhaust your team and wear yourself out in the process.
I’m grateful for our team that do any amazing job in spite of me, the control freak!
What do you learn about yourself when you’re away from your team?