07 February 2007

trust the team

you want a good book to sink your teeth into? especially if you're on a team - whether it's a church or ministry or secular job - doesn't matter. the thoughts dave ferguson gives in his new book the big idea aer phenomenal help.

i think the coolest stuff in it for me is how he presents the concept of team creativity. it's not always easy for a team leader to do, but allowing creativity to be a team-based thing can produce some outrageously cool results.

the fact of the matter is that to allow a team to help you create as a leader will only expand your capacity to communicate and to lead. check out this quote - one of my favorite in the book:

"you have to be willing to trust the team more than you trust yourself."

oof. hard to admit, but how true it is.

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