When “like attracts like,” leaders can end up with a team of competitors. A more effective team is made up of people with complementary strengths.
- Do you have a team that’s similarly gifted and competing with one another? Or is your team built to complete one another?
- What types of strengths and gifts are prominent in your team?
- What skills is your team lacking?
- In what ways can your team complete one another and avoid unhealthy competition?
- Teams either compete against their leader or complete their leader.
- Like attracts like, which means leaders must make an intentional effort to recruit a well-rounded team.
- Are you looking for ways to complement the leaders above you, or are you competing for their job?
- Being on a team of people just like you might be more fun, but it’s not good for the ministry. The best teams are diverse.