Leading Teams with Care - Lesson 2

Discussion of the Team Experiences

In this lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership, you will learn about the importance of caring for your team and the keys to doing so, as well as the barriers that can get in the way. You will also discover the benefits of trusting God with your team's vision, people, and resources, and finally, you will gain insights into the characteristics of Christ-Centered teams and practical steps for cultivating them.

Rick Sessoms
Leading Teams with Care
Lesson 2
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Discussion of the Team Experiences

Lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership

I. Leading Teams with Care

A. Session 2 Transcript

1. The Importance of Caring for Your Team

2. Keys to Caring for Your Team

3. Barriers to Caring for Your Team

II. Trusting God with Your Team

A. Session 1 Transcript

1. Introduction to Trusting God with Your Team

2. Trusting God with the Vision

3. Trusting God with the People

4. Trusting God with the Resources

III. Cultivating Christ-Centered Teams

A. Session 3 Transcript

1. The Importance of Christ-Centered Teams

2. Characteristics of Christ-Centered Teams

3. Practical Steps for Cultivating Christ-Centered Teams

  • Learn about Christ-centered leadership, including leading with care and compassion, building and leading effective teams, and the example of Christ.
  • Learn about the importance of caring for your team, trusting God with your team's vision, people, and resources, and cultivating Christ-Centered teams.
  • Learn how to lead teams with care, build trust, and communicate effectively through this lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership.
  • This lesson on Christ-centered leadership covers the dynamics of teams, the importance and benefits of Christ-centered leadership, leading with purpose and vision, and creating a culture of care.
  • This lesson teaches you the importance of leading with care, how to develop a culture of care in leadership, and practical steps for leading with care.
  • Learn how to care for team members and create a culture of caring as a Christ-centered leader, and discover the benefits of doing so, including increased team member engagement and productivity, higher job satisfaction, and improved communication and collaboration.
  • This lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership covers leading teams with care, leading with vision, and leading with wisdom, providing knowledge and insight on building a healthy team culture, communicating a compelling vision, understanding the nature of wisdom, and applying biblical wisdom to leadership decisions.
  • By completing this lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership, you will gain insight into team building, leading with care, creating a culture of care, and balancing results and care.
  • Learn how to lead your team with care by understanding the importance of caring for your team members, effective communication, and setting clear expectations.
  • In this lesson, you will learn how to lead with care by understanding the importance of caring for your team, the qualities of a caring leader, and practical strategies for creating a safe environment, building relationships, providing support, and offering encouragement and recognition.
  • In this lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership, you will learn the importance of leading teams with care, how to practice it practically, the role of emotions in leadership, and effective communication methods.
  • Learn how to lead and develop a caring team, overcome obstacles to team sustainability, and gain insights into the characteristics of a leader who cares and a caring team.
  • This lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership will teach you how to lead teams with care, lead through change, and lead with humility.
  • Learn how to be a Christ-centered leader who cares for your team by understanding the biblical foundations, creating a culture of care, leading through change, and sustaining care for yourself and your team.
  • This lesson on Christ-Centered Leadership provides knowledge and insight into creating a safe and secure environment, promoting individual growth and development, building a cohesive team, developing a culture of care, and practical tips for leading teams with care.

Teamwork is the will of God for the people of God.

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Dr. Rick Sessoms Leading Teams with Care MC611-02 Discussion of the Team Experiences Lesson Transcript [00:00:01] Last week we were starting into the discussion on leading teams. If you remember, we were discussing these two interview questions on the screen. What one thing does your partner enjoy most about working on a team and what one thing frustrates your partner most about working on a team? And we spent a few minutes at the very end of the session to discuss those. I can't remember whether it was in pairs or in three in pairs, and I ask you to just sort of jot yourself some notes so that you could remember. Are you prepared to talk about those things? It's not critical that you have notes, but it's just want to ask if you could give some feedback and reflection on that and then we'll certainly open up it, won't it? This won't be a just what you have on your on your paper there. But let's just talk about the first question. What is one thing that your partner enjoys the most about working on a team as you as you worked in pairs? What did you come up with? What were the kind of things that were that were commented upon? My partner cited having a common or shared purpose, which is greater than the sum of individual goals. Okay, So it's something they were working on together, right? Others. Some of the things that really motivate you about working on a team. There were three of us in our group. One person said it's the opportunity to specialize and create something larger and greater as you're working together. So greater than ourselves. Okay. What else? Another person or another partner said that that the energy and excitement that moves towards that end goal that there no synergies in this area as well in energy and. [00:02:15] Other groups. I'm here. But I think sharing the workload, sharing the workload. Okay. Feel free to just jump in. What? What is. What is it that you enjoy about teamwork? We've all worked on teams in one time or another. The relational experience can be a real positive, can be a positive. The opportunity to work with people who have different skills than we do and to be able to specialize in different areas and watch all that come together. So diversity and seeing those come together somehow to make something make something work. And I think often in a team, the collective is much wiser than an individual. Okay. I've been recently impressed with how giving some people a lot of volunteerism. Whereas I would. Pull back and be evaluate. I just give and give and give. That's always fun when that's happening on a team, for sure. Also gives you an opportunity to grow. Sometimes it stretches you beyond good. Christ said greater love hath no man in this city lay down his soul like who he is. His opinion as a conservative believes for his his friend or his neighbor. And Bruce Teen Workshop allow you to do that. It's easy to kind of get stuck in. I know this is the way life is, but it makes you grow. It gives you an opportunity to to in. And they miss that in the course and it talks about how to to love another person, see the face of God. It's a great line in it. It is. And I think being part of a team stretches you to allow you to love another in that process. From I thought you were going to mention it reminds me of that verse about orange sharpening iron and we, we, we help one another to to grow and to to be polished in that process. [00:04:48] Tori What do you enjoy about working on a team? I was thinking about it. I really think that I enjoy most learning from what other people bring to the table that I wouldn't have been able to come up with myself. So you enjoy the process of learning and growing as a result of working with others. Tell me about you. A lot of things that have been said. Me too. And I like it when teams are working together. That's kind of last week is because I had experience with both. But when they're working together like that, that kind of energy that comes when it's actually working. Yeah, when it is actually working, I think I can bring something to the table and working with the team I really like about working with the team is I'm stimulated to go beyond myself and it's exciting to me because. It becomes even greater and I can learn more as I'm participating in more. I like that. Hmm. You said it because I think I like challenging. Definitely. That gets me excited when I can help someone see you. So let's segway into the second question, maybe a little bit more difficult, but what is it that frustrates you about being on a team? Anyone jump in, you can represent your group or just yourself. I'm sorry, Kathy. What frustrates me is when everybody can agree that something needs to be done, but it can take a very long process to decide to take an action. So sometimes it takes longer in a team process than it would otherwise. And so that's going to be frustrating. Yeah. Kathy, what were you going to say? Okay, man. If if everybody thought the same way I did. It would be a perfect world. [00:06:55] Would also be a little boring, but it'd be perfect. I'll paraphrase C.S. Lewis in Screwtape Letters. L consist of committees. So again, l consist of committees and mosquitoes, I think. But anyway, you're right. And so sometimes you get bogged down and it can drag the momentum and the individuals down to whether it's trying to come up with consensus or whether it's the lowest common denominator. Sometimes it can be a charm. Mm hmm. Absolutely. In another book, I like to say to the committee as a small group of people who keep minutes but waste hours. That's a great statement. I haven't heard that. Can I. Can I quote that? That that keep minutes and waste hours? When you working individually or in a team, you can lose focus. But if you lose focus as a team, it can allow infighting and different agendas and it becomes very draining of the individual members inner energy. So it's one thing to lose focus as an individual, but when a team loses focus, serious business. Polarization signs where you said this. What's your agenda? What's good inside? Michael? Not being able to fully control the outcome. I'm with you, brother. With you? Yeah. There are different. Different desires, different priorities, different expectations on the team. Without communication, you can go sideways real fast. T requires leadership. Sometimes that leadership changes, but without leadership, it can flounder big. And the corollary to that is it requires folks who are willing to call. You could have a whole team full of leaders and a lot of chiefs. I get a little frustrated when I'm working on a team and people don't pull their weight. That can be frustrating to me. We all agree on something and we walk away from the table and just doesn't quite get done. [00:09:12] That's a. That's something that frustrates me. Others, other thoughts? Well, I'm sure things will come to your mind as we go along. But we the some of what you've been describing is what is the kind of thing that that is forming our discussion as we go forward, as you as you'll see. But before we do that, I'd like to have you do another little exercise, if you would. Would you work in groups of three? One, two, three. One, two, three, one, three for just maybe 4 minutes or so. And this is going to be a tough exercise in 4 minutes, but I'd like for you to come up with a working definition of a team. What is a team? And take your best shot. And I'd prefer you not make bullet points, but just make a sentence or a statement about it's a little easier to do bullet points, but just kind of formulate a statement as to what you believe a team is. It can be a Christian team or not a Christian team, but let's just talk about what is a team in general at this point. Take about 4 minutes and then we'll come back. Take your best shot.
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