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August 26, 2008

TRUST


Trust is the foundation of any existing relationship. Relationships without trust won’t last long. Trust is the foundation of a great team.

I can’t imagine working with people who I don’t trust. Every team member must learn to trust each other.

What differentiates great teams from the others is TRUST. A team that has an absence of trust could never be a great team.

“GREAT TEAMS DO NOT HOLD BACK WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEY ARE UNAFRAID TO AIR THEIR DIRTY LAUNDRY. THEY ADMIT THEIR MISTAKES, AND THEIR CONCERNS WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISAL.” – Leoncioni


Our goal as church leaders is cultivate a culture within our team that agrees to disagree. Challenge the ideas, the projects. Say what’s on your mind.

“TRUST IS THE CONFIDENCE AMONG TEAM MEMBERS THAT THEIR PEERS’ INTENTION ARE GOOD AND THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO BE PROTECTIVE OR CAREFUL AROUND THE GROUP. WE MUST GET COMFORTABLE BEING VULNERABLE WITH ONE ANOTHER.” Patrick Leoncioni, 5 dysfunctions of a team

Our vulnerability will not be used against us and as a result we focus our efforts in achieving the results God has intended for us as a team.


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