We must develop a leadership culture within our organization. People want to feel a part of a community. We have a need for belonging. We want a church that values us, promotes our personal growth and makes us feel that we are contributing to the vision.
- ALL PREFORMANCE is driven by the culture. (How is the performance of your team doing? Showing up, doing a great job, meeting your expectations? – How is your performance and are you trying to do things in excellence or just getting by? )
- Culture is the very thing that makes your organization special. (What are we doing that sets us apart from other churches or departments?)
- It sets then it drives the standards of behavior. (Can you see people on your team grow closer to God or lack of? Does everyone get along or is there drama in the camp)
- Tells your people what is acceptable and important. (Can you see your department improving or is it at a standstill? What are you not taking care of or dismissing that needs to be addressed?)
- Lets people know what our church values. (If we ask anyone on your team to name our 5 values and why we exist as a church could they name them?)
5 Best ways to build culture:
- RITUALS: Team Huddle and Events to promote team bonding. Rituals shape culture and keep it special. Make sure you attend EVENTS and encourage your team to attend – it is important. If you are a head leader over an area, ask what you can do for that event. Show up, make it happen, help out are all great rituals and when others SEE YOU do it, they know it is important.
- CELEBRATION: You get what you celebrate. When you see someone living the values your culture stands for, make them public. Be sure to acknowledge someone on your team each week.
- CONVERSATION: Your people become what the leaders talk about: to get your vision and values into your people’s hearts, you need to be talking about values constantly – gatherings, meetings, huddles, ect… Evangelize what you stand for constantly. Does everyone on your team know our values or vision?
- TRAINING: Constantly developing. The number one resource is people. Constant growth, instill values, nurture and build leadership culture for improvement then improvements happen in every department. If your department is not improving overall, can you invest in one on one and ask them how you can help them grow not only as a team member but also with the personal growth. Do you know your team on a personal level or just on Sundays?
- STORYTELLING: Take a look of where you have came from, how we have fought back to victory from the brink of our worst days. Telling your testimony is a reflection on transformation + pain = growth. Share your story.