Podcast Episode #308
Regardless of the size of the church, the pastor typically has to manage a staff. They may be volunteers; they may be paid. So today, we cover ten traits pastors should avoid as they manage their staff.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- These principles can apply to any leader— not just pastors.
- Usually a pastor does not have time to micromanage staff constantly—it typically happens in bursts.
- When you avoid conflict, you’re just creating another conflict later on.
- When you take someone else’s idea, it typically will not be executed well.
- One of the best things a leader can do is to fall on his/her sword when it’s needed.
- Leaders are going to make mistakes. They need to own it.
- Many leaders are so eager to lead that they fail to listen.
- Different perspectives often make for a healthier and more robust decision.
The ten traits of bad pastor bosses we discuss are:
- Avoiding conflict.
- Avoiding making decisions.
- Stealing credit.
- Shifting blame.
- Hoarding information.
- Failing to listen.
- Setting a poor example.
- Having a poor work ethic.
- Not developing staff.
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