Posts with the tag “teams”

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Jim LaDoux on October 2nd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey outlines a holistic approach to personal and professional effectiveness. Here's a summary of the seven habits: Take control of your actions and behavior. Recognize that you have the power to choose your responses to events and circumstances. Proactive individuals focus on what they can control and take responsibility for the...  Read More
Becoming a virtual organization
by Jim LaDoux on February 9th, 2022
And all of a sudden, you’re leading a digital team.For most leaders, that’s a massive change…a change no one prepared them for.In our new era of border closures, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, pandemics and lockdowns, how do you lead a team you can’t see or talk to in person?That’s a question thousands of leaders are asking themselves.I’ve been leading a remote team now for over fi...  Read More
2 ways to make better decisions
by Jim LaDoux on January 19th, 2022
What gets inspected gets improved. What’s tracked becomes transformed. Find ways to assess proposals and ministries through multiple angles of vision. Listed below are two ways I frequently use to reflect, rethink, and reinvent, and to make better decisions. Try both approaches in the near future!1 | ASK QUESTIONS LIKE A JOURNALISTWHY are we considering this? What is the purpose? How does it fulfi...  Read More
Questions to ask your team
by Jim LaDoux on January 10th, 2022
Team members need to take responsibility for ensuring the success of the team.  This requires team members to be positive and proactive.Listed below are some questions I often ask when serving on a team.  These questions help me do my best work, help me discern if I’m a good fit and help me explore ways to contribute to the team’s success.Do I know what is expected of me? If not, do I find out?Do ...  Read More
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...  Read More