“People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed.”
Book: The Advantage
Premise: Organization health is an Untapped Advantage. it is the single greatest advantage any church or organization can have. Yet most organzation health goes untouched, untapped.
Why? They thinks its bemath them.
– Minimal Politics
– Minimal Confusion
– High Morale
– High Productivity
– Low Turnover
A lot of poeple will focus on the smart side when they need to focus on the heathly side. It’s easier to focus on the smart side because it’s measurable. The healthy side is messy.
An organizations health is the multiplier for it.
Healthy organizations aren’t smarter than those that don’t.
4 Disciplines at the heart of a healthy Organization
1 – Build a Cohesive Leadership Team
The people at the top of the deptment or organization have to be behviorally cohesive.
2 – Create Clarity
We have to be on the same page. There are six critical questions.
3 – Over Communicate Clarity
Keep saying it over and over and over again. Leaders have to overcomunicate things. If you’re a leader, your people should be able to do a good impersonation of you.
4 – Reinforce Clarity
Today, let’s focus on building a cohesive leadership team.
1 – Trust
We have to develop trust. It seems obvious. A lot of people have predictive trust. They can trust what you’ll say or do. We need vulnerability trust where we admit when we’ve messed something up and ask for help. It is being emotionally naked with each other, it creates a dynamic on your team like nothing else!
Onoe person who can’t be vulnerable spreads like a disease to the rest of the team. If one guy can poison a team of 50 on a football team, what can one person on our leadership team do?
The only way to get here is if the leader will go first. It is not comfortable, it is over our head, but we have to do it any way.
2 – Embrace Conflict
Conflict, when there is trust, is the pursuit of truth or the best possible answer. Conflict is healthy. Too often we won’t disagree with somebody and then talk about them behind their backs. We mistake the idea of being nice with being kind.
Conflict looks different in different companies. You just have to know people are not holding back what they really think. We have to be willing to disagree. Relationship is built through recovery from having difficult conversations. Conflict is good.
3 – Commitment
Force clarity and closure.
4 – Accountability
This is peer accountability. On a great team, peers hold each other accounable. For this to happen, the leader has to be willing to hold people accountable. If I love somebody, I owe it to tell them about it.
Our teams need us to hold them accountable.
5 – Results
Great teams get results. When we have great teams and help organizations we change people’s lives.