1. KNOW THE CONDITION OF YOUR FLOCK
* Follow the status of your 'team' as well as the status of the 'mission'. *Get to know your flock, one sheep at a time. * Engage your 'teammates' on a regular basis * Keep your eyes and ears open, question and follow through.
2. DISCOVER THE SHAPE OF YOUR SHEEP
He uses the same SHAPE test found on p. 66-69 in your playbook
3. HELP YOUR SHEEP IDENTIFY WITH YOU
* Build trust with your 'team' by modeling authenticity, integrity, and compassion. * Set high standards of performance. * Relentlessly communicate your values and sense of mission. * Remember that great leadership is not just professional; it's personal.
4. MAKE YOUR PASTURE A SAFE PLACE
* Keep your team well informed. * Infuse every role with importance. * Reassure the sheep by staying visible. * Don't give problems time to fester.
5. THE STAFF OF DIRECTION
* Know where you are going, get out in front and keep your 'team' on the move. * When directing, use persuasion rather than coercion. * Give your team freedom of movement but make sure they know where the fence line (boundary) is. * Remind your team that failure is not fatal.
6. THE ROD OF CORRECTION
* Protect: Stand in the gap and fight for your team. * Correct: Approach these times as teaching opportunities. * Inspect: Reguraly inquire about your teammates progress in ministry.
7. THE HEART OF A SHEPHERD
* Great leadership is a lifestyle, not technique. * Every day decide who is going to pay for your leadership - you or 'your team'. * Foremost of all have a heart for your sheep. * Model Christ-likeness to 'your team'.