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

#leadership: it beats working for a living #staffinfection (note the sarcasm)

be a leader of high influence and low control #staffinfection

RT @action_djackson: Trust can’t be given: it is the by-product of a process. #staffinfection

TRUST: No surprises. Respect for one another. Honesty.

RT @josephhoran: “Your connection to God is the biggest factor in how effective you’re leadership will be.” @tammymelchien#staffinfection

RT @joshy79: RT @jpnbren: You can teach people all you know, but you are going to reproduce who you are! #staffinfection

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?


Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

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