Today Leadership Network put on an online conference called “Staff Infection“. I won’t waste time describing much other than church leaders from all over the US gave short talks on leadership, staff relations, etc. If you missed it, I highly recommend going and getting the download. Here’s some of my favorite quotes (my version of quotes, from Twitter):
pull the lids off of your teams! #staffinfection
We are so comfortable ‘satus quo’. We don’t really want to change. We like to be ‘nice’. We neuter our teams. #staffinfection
does our staff seem like a red light, yellow light, or green light? #staffinfection
personality trumps skill #staffinfection
RUN your team so that the best people LOVE it #staffinfection
leadership development is like a crockpot #staffinfection
invest 2x’s as much into your staff as you expect to get out of them #staffinfection
be a leader of high influence and low control #staffinfection
TRUST: No surprises. Respect for one another. Honesty.
If you’re not a twitterer, all those links are going to look like jibberish. A quick intro to Twitter: the “@” symbol means that’s a person’s Twitter name or handle. The “RT” is a “retweet”, which simply means, I “retweeted” or repeated what another person tweeted. The “#”, or “hashtag” is a way of creating a searchable category within the Twitter stream. So… if you click on any of those #staffinfection links, you’ll not only see my tweets, but you’ll see EVERYONE’S tweets who used that hashtag. Pretty cool.
Anyway, lot’s to chew on up there & probably some posts coming up. Did you attend? Any of those quotes hit you?