Insight from a Professional Project Manager

I spent the afternoon with a few families from my church. One of the neighbors of the host family was also present. He is a professional corporate project manager in the IT sector. He made a statement which I think deserves attention in the ministry leadership context. To paraphrase him, he said that project management is changing. It is becoming less about directing people what to do and when to do it, and becoming more about removing obstacles so that they can perform their roles optimally. In essence, therefore, leadership direction should function hand-in-hand with servant-based problem solving and trust.

Ask yourself what obstacles stand in the way of your staff and volunteers. What might you do to identify the problems, develop solutions to resolve them ,and then execute those solutions? What are the things that only you can do because of your role and skillset?

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