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A Guide to Recruiting and Retaining a Strong Team

June 7, 2021
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Recruiting is a challenging but crucial aspect of building a solid team. A lot is riding on the people you hire. They could make or break the success of your organization. While some ministries and organizations do an excellent job recruiting and hiring the right people, most don’t. According to a study by McKinsey &…

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A Quick Guide to Building a Strong Ministry Team

May 15, 2021
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Ministry teams are more than just a group of volunteers who “get things done”. They are the heart and soul of the church and offer a wonderful opportunity for others to serve the Lord with their talents.  A strong ministry team also keeps a church healthy. Without a supportive team, pastoral staff and church leaders…

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How to Help Your Team Work Better Together

April 5, 2021
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Leading a team to success is built on teamwork, respect, collaboration, trust, and connection. While each element has its own unique set of challenges, connection and collaboration can be the most difficult to garner, especially when remote, dispersed teams have become the norm. According to a Salesforce report, 86% of employees surveyed felt that a…

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Strengths-Based Leadership: Understand Your Team’s Strengths

March 30, 2021
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With the right tools and insights could you lead your team to the next level?   You’ve surrounded yourself with a team of talented godly individuals who are committed to the organization’s mission, but are they using their strengths in the best way possible?  It wouldn’t be unusual, or an indictment on your leadership, if some…

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What Makes a Strong Leader? 

March 20, 2021
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Leaders have the ability to shape people and make an impact. They can make a difference to the world around them. Many people call themselves leaders, but how many are truly effective leaders?  Ministry Insights strives to empower and develop leaders based on strengths. Let’s start by defining a few characteristics of a strong leader……

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Joleen Graumann

Guest Post: How to Build True Relational Capital

May 13, 2020
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Turn Self-Awareness Into Other-Awareness By Joleen Graumann Relational capital is an intangible resource. Even so, we live in an age where relational capital has surged in value. Nurturing and managing healthy relationships is key to both personal and commercial success. Self-awareness – the ability to see personal strengths and weaknesses objectively – plays a big…

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QuickStyles Consolidated Report

Introducing QuickStyle Assessments

April 10, 2020
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We all react uniquely to new information and plans, which can result in team conflict. But most communication snafus can be avoided by simply understanding our differences and appreciating the strengths of others. That’s why we’re introducing QuickStyle Assessments. QuickStyle Assessments are a consolidated format of the Leading From Your Strengths report. Each team member’s…

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Don’t Settle for Okay: Profiles Move Church Teams from Good to Great

March 9, 2020
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As a local church pastor for twenty-five years, Michael Lee was no stranger to personality differences in his congregation. Plus, his undergraduate degree in psychology had introduced him to dozens of kinds of personality assessments and tools. But even so, when Michael enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at New Orleans Baptist Theological…

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