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Archive for the month “May, 2013”

Role Reversal? Say What?

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Role Reversal….. I think this is one of the biggest, most complicated issues in leadership; Primarily in reference with adult support doing what you want them to do or not!
So is the issue here with the adult volunteer or staff person or YOU?
I would tend to say it is more driven by you than them, not always but let’s start there.

We tend to have roles for people to serve due to:
1. a lack of interest on our part.
2. a need for help
3. your sr administration or pastor tells you to
4. You have parents to help but keeps them away from you

Whatever the reason you have people really doesn’t matter. What matters is how you equip them to serve (help)
Here are a few things to consider:
1. Do you have accurate job descriptions?
2. Do you have the appropriate tools for them to accomplish the task at hand?
3. Do you have a plan for growth?
4. Did you and are you praying for God to bring the correct person for the role?
5. Does the role and need fit into your mission and vision statement?
and How will this person(s) help move things toward that goal?
6. When do you need the role filled?
7. Who will be overseeing and training this person?
8. How long will that role need to be filled or expanded?

If our position allows us the ability to add and multiply staff and service opportunities we need to be diligent in doing the work before they come in-order to have success while they serve to eventually add additional personal for them to oversee.
If we invest the time in the front end we will be able to produce fruit in the end…
Please take time to prayer, plan and prepare.. it might be the difference between success and failure.

What I learned through my Wife’s Hospital Stay

Let me begin by saying my wife is ok.. She has some severally broken arms with some new hardware… Plates and screws but she is expected to recover completely..
What I learned from her hospital stay. I was amazed by her faith in God but also the staff and procedures with the hospital..
Allow me to jot a few down..
1. They were easy to identify
a. Each department had their own colors.. house keeping were in red, food services were in black
b. Each person who entered the room had an ID.. and what role or position they played for the hospital.
c. Each person, from the Dr to the house cleaning staff knew there roles

2. They keep their customer in mind.. The customer in this case was my wife.
a. Each person who entered the room took my wife’s interest in mind. Her healing and comfort!
b. Each person I came into contact with appeared to really enjoy…. no LOVE their job. It was as if they took a gift set and spiritual gift inventory.

3. They trained people.
a. They had nurses in training from IVY Tech, working together with a RN Nurse to learn and practice their role prior to graduating from College with a Nursing degree.
b. The active nurse shadowed the trainee. They asked questions, and got the appropriate support and teaching.
c. Even the persons who got ice for the patients trained younger, newer people.

I expect to write (Blog) more in the future on this topic as things come to mind. But I will end with a simple (But complex) question….
What environments are you placed in that God can use to help you learn and develop into a better leader and learner?

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