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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leading in a Team: 1st WHO; then What.

-Luke 6:12-16-
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

-Disciplined people: “Who” before “what”-

Jim Collins, in his book Good to Great, writes about how important it is for leaders to have the right people surrounding them before they engage in a task.  Jesus did this in the passage above and so should you. 
-Below is a summary of Collin's teaching on the subject.

-You are a bus driver-
The bus, (whatever you are trying to lead) is at a standstill, and it’s your job to get it going. You have to decide where you're going, how you're going to get there, and who's going with you.
Leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.
If you are a leader, your first move is to take a good long hard look at your team and then make decisions.
Ryunosuke Satoro:  
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."

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