If you are a leader of a team of people, empower the members, don't make them feel like they are lower or less than you. Help them see how they can make smart decisions on their own. You get more out of a team if they see how you empower and encourage them than if they feel forced to do certain things if you're micromanaging.
I'm seeing more and more how the management of people is really about the management of various kinds of potential and ideas and concepts and resources. It goes deeper than just telling people what to do. Anyone can do that. But can your team understand WHY you are asking them to do what you've asked them to do?
Moreover, does your team feel like they can come to you with their concerns, or do they feel afraid of being bashed and attacked and micromanaged by you? Also, does your team follow your direction because "they have to" or do they follow you because they truly respect where you are trying to lead them because you actually know where you want to take them, which I hope is towards greatness and success?
I took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! It was super cold! But it's for a great cause!
To learn more about ALS and how to donate to the ALS Association, go tohttp://www.alsa.org/donate/.
I nominate the National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Illustrious Beta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., and Rho Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi, Sorority, Inc. to do the challenge. (You have 24 hours to do the challenge or you donate $100.00 to the ALS Association.)
Today my wife, Kaneika, and I celebrate our first month of marriage! I am so glad that I married her. She is such a blessing to me, and not only to me, but also to my family and friends. My dad, step-mom, and sisters have bonded with her in such incredible ways. And I love how Kaneika and I strive to work as a team to accomplish our goals, hence Team K&K. =) She is passionate, focused, loving, kind, big-hearted, and most importantly, she serves Christ! As we serve Christ together, and draw closer to God I know we'll draw closer to each other. I look forward to the point where 12 months equals a year and we'll celebrate our first anniversary. And we'll celebrate many many more months together! I love you babe! #HappyMonthaversary
There is a village in Nicaragua filled with hunger and despair and fear. A village where the children sift through the local dump looking for something – anything to eat. A village where people live in fear of dying from disease and starvation.
On Saturday April 5th, we have an opportunity to help these children and their families.
My church, New Horizon Church, in partnership with Servants With a Heart, will host a food packing event where we hope to provide 100,000 meals – enough food to feed this village for an entire year. We can’t do this without hundreds of volunteers. It’s not back-breaking work. The food consists of rice, dried vegetables, soy protein and vitamins. Easy to transport, cook and digest.
Please click the link below to register:
And click here to learn about Servants With a Heart:http://servantswithaheart.org/
Thanks! God bless!
So I just recently attended a meeting for managers and supervisors and here are the insights I noted while in the meeting as we discussed the value of teamwork and trust. I hope it really helps leaders who work and operate in various arenas.
5 Dysfunctions of Teams
1 The Absence of Trust
When you hold someone accountable, it’s not just for that person, but it’s also so that other issues can be dealt with in a positive way.
Good leaders do not ask employees to do things that they would not do themselves.
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.