on LEADERSHIP

March 04, 2010

Take the blame, give the credit

When something bad happens in church – take responsibility. Take the blame. When a volunteer messes up in public- take the blame but talk to the volunteer privately. When a staff did not come through – take the blame publicly, reprimand privately.

When something great happens – give the credit to your staff, leaders and volunteers. Never take the credit. When a staff does an amazing job – praise him/her publicly. Same thing with volunteers.

That is leadership. I learned that from the pastors who have mentored me and I have seen how they continue to live the same way.

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