We have some great reading for you this week. Enjoy!
This fall will mark 17 years for me on the 12Stone staff team. I’m blessed! Our team is a God-gathered group of many of the best people I’ve ever known or served with. They are smart, gifted and fun!
We had 35 services for Easter this year. My top highlight was the hundreds that said yes to Jesus!
But my second highlight was noticing three telltale signs about our staff that stood out as I drove to our different campuses. These three indicators struck me as noteworthy hallmarks of a healthy team.
(These three are not a comprehensive list. I would add others like honesty and trust. But these three stand out, and are easy to assess.)
The common theme of all three is that they are all elements of the heart. Yes, other factors like clear strategy, alignment and performance are incredibly important. But without this common heart-level bond, that priceless team health we all want may elude you.
Three Sure Signs of a Healthy Staff:
1) There is a lot of laughter.
Our team loves to laugh. We’re not a thin-skinned group that wears emotions on our sleeves, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
That’s important for team health. If you have staff who are overly sensitive, sometimes requiring that you walk on eggshells, that never helps a team flourish. In fact, it will hold you back.