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Team Building Module 301 C Mario Denton Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Passage to memorize Acts 2: 44-47 ‌Everyday they continued to meet in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying favour of all the people

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


How David put his team together. 2 Samuel 23:8-17 • He spent time with them in battle • He knew their capabilities • He sacrificed for them

• They enjoyed victory together • David honoured them • David knew he couldn’t do it alone

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Synergism • Synergism can be defined as the interaction of elements that, when combined, produce an effect that is greater than the sum of the individual parts • Synergy is joint action that increases the effectiveness of each member of a team Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Jesus and his 12 apostles • This was a significant decision • The Lord prayed all night to prepare for it. Luk 6;12-13 • Jesus was prepared to pour himself unreservedly into their lives.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Jesus and his 12 apostles Jesus actions, the unshakable reality of the resurrection and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit turned a group of men who were characterised by confusion, infighting and self-interest into a genuinely synergistic team Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Masterful teams are tough to build • Jesus recruited specific people for specific reasons • Jesus taught his team of individuals to understand, appreciate and love each other each other • Jesus recruited each of them based on their individual strengths and who would contribute to the others members of the team Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Believe in your purpose • Effective leaders simply need to believe in their purpose and their people. Read Matthew 16:13-20

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Due to its immense power and impact, teamwork will become an essential part in every ministry.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


As is the case in the animal kingdom, ministries will become increasingly dependent on working together towards a common goal in order to secure survival. Just as the Lion protects his pride must the leading manager in a ministry support, care and guide his/her employees. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


• Role clarity • Power of synergy • Constant quest to learn • Strong relationships Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


• Excellent Leader • Protects and cares for his pride • Highly intelligent • Multi-skilling • Hierarchy in pride • Continuously learn & experience •Protects his territory from intruders • Depend on each other Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


There is a train coming!

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


What is a team? • An energetic group of people who are committed to achieving common objectives, who work well together and enjoy doing so, and who produce quality results Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Dynamics of Life Some members keep a ministry so strong, while others join just to belong Some dig right in, serve with pride, some go along just for the ride Some volunteer to do their share, while some lie back and just don’t care Some do their best, some help, some make, some do nothing, only take. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Dynamics of Life (Continued) Some greet new members with a smile, and make their coming so worthwhile, while some go on their merry away, no greeting or kind word to say. Some help the ministry to grow and grow, when asked to help, they don’t say no. some drag, some pull, some don’t, some do:

consider which of these are you. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Critical questions food for thought • What do you consider to be the five most important issues that your team should address in the next 12 - 18 months? • What norms should be part of your team to make it successful?

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Critical questions - food for thought • What is different about your team from what it was three years ago? • What is different about your team two years from now? • What are the major concerns facing your team right now? • Why does your team exist? • What is unique/distinctive about your team? Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Critical questions food for thought (Continued) • What things can your team do and say that will ensure better service? • What trends can you use to measure the impact of the success of your team? Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Critical questions food for thought (Continued) • Do you think that your team is playing its rightful role and delivering the services it promises? • How does your team’s size and cost compare with that of similar teams? • How would you rate the quality of leadership in your team? Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Perceptions of team management • Do you think your team is functioning at its optimum level? If not, what do you think the reasons for this are? • What do you think about the communication from your team members? • What is your opinion of the morale in your team? Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Questions 1. We work together well on the following projects/issues: 2. We need improvement in working together on the following projects/ issues: 3. The major strengths in our team are: ‌.. 4. The major weaknesses in our teams are: 5. The major conflicts in our team are:

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Components of a dynamic team 1. Wish-bones. They spend their time wishing someone else would do the work 2. Jaw-bones. They do the talking, but little else 3. Knuckle-bones. They knock everything that everyone else tries to do 4. Back-bones. They get under the load and do the work Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Developing an action plan 1. What things should the team continue to do to increase the effectiveness of the team? 2. What things should the team stop doing because they are barriers to team effectiveness? 3. What things should the team start doing because they would increase the effectiveness of the team?

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


“Stages of Group Development” ( Fay & Doyle ) 1 Forming

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Teamwork patterns High

GETTING THINGS DONE

STORMING

PERFORMING

Getting things done no matter whose toes are stepped on

Getting things done by working collaboratively with others

FORMING

NORMING

Cautious and guarded - not acting unless forced to do so

Seeking to maintain a friendly, conflict - free team climate

Low

High BUILDING STRONG TEAMWORK RELATIONSHIPS

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


1 FORMING : Reactive • • • • • • • • •

Low structure - low involvement Doesn’t act unless forced to Impersonal, watchful, guarded and cautious Tentative attachment to the team Members cautiously explore boundaries of acceptable individual and team behavior Tendency to avoid others - to be “loners” Very little real communication.. Suspicion, fear and anxiety about the task ahead Some anxiety about why they are there, why others are there, who’ll lead the group and what they’ll do.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


2 STORMING : Authoritarian • • • • • • • • • • • •

High structure and direction - low involvement Get things done without regard for the needs of team members Dominated by one or two team members Overstructured, with tight control Impatient with lack of progress Highly competitive and confrontative Self-serving : “look out for yourself” One-way communication People become testy, blameful and oversealous Frustration, anger and resistance to goals Defensiveness, competition and choosing sides Sub-group polarisation and infighting

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


3 NORMING : Casual • • • • • • • • • •

Low structure - high involvement Seeks to build a friendly and social team climate High concern for the needs of team members Unfocused, irrelevant, overly friendly communications Informal information exchanges and social encounters Feelings of mutual trust, respect and harmony Avoidance of conflict Focus on harmony and conformity Competitive relationships become co-operative Sense of team cohesion and close attachment to the team.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


4 PERFORMING : True teamwork • High structure and direction - high involvement • Get things done by working collaboratively with each other • Agreement on who they are, what they’re doing and where they are going • Team has clarified relationships and performance expectations • Participation by all team members in achieving challenging goals • Cooperative and productive climate • Open, direct, relevant and business communications • Ability to prevent or work through team issues Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Stages of group development and leader behaviour Group stages

Forming Storming Norming Performing

Group behaviour

Leader behaviour

Superficial, move to similarities, frustrations, politeness

( S1 )

Establish rules, attempts to create order, emotions

( S2 )

Negotiation, issues regarding controlling of the group

( S3 )

Growth, insight, trust, collaboration

( S4 )

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


THIS IS MY DESIRE This Is My Desire To Honour You Lord With All My Heart I Worship You All That Is Within Me I Give You Praise All That I Adore Is In You Lord I Give You My Heart I Give You My Soul I Live For You Alone Every Breath That I Take Every Moment I'm Awake Lord Have Your Way In Me Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Learning, application and commitment • One of the Biblical truths (principles) that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this truth (principle) in my business/Ministry by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. I ask and expect my group to hold me accountable for this and to check with me periodically to determine if I am doing so. Please ask me ….. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


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Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Team building

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