Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page

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Harper Collins, 2010 - Religion - 221 pages
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Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you've known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. No doubt, you've asked yourself, "How did it get this way?" With practical and accessible wisdom, Larry Osborne explains how it got this way. He exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage even the best intentioned teams. Then with time-tested and proven strategies he shows what it takes to get (and keep) a board, staff, and congregation on the same page. Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. As the pastor of North Coast Church he's walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process. Now with warm encouragement and penetrating insights he shares his secrets to building and maintaining a healthy and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul.

 

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

Larry Osborne is a proven commodity. He has pastored all different sizes and styles of churches including North Coast Church in San Diego. If you're going to read a book on leadership, you might as ... Read full review

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User Review  - dannywahlquist - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this look at improving relationships with the board, the staff and the congregation. Some of my favorite quotes include: “I’ve found twelve members to be the absolute maximum we can handle on ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
13
do their best thinking Why the process is more important than
17
Sticky Teams What Makes Them Different?
19
Landmines and Roadblocks
33
No Guts No Unity
47
Axioms to Lead By
73
Why Leadership Matters
87
Why Teamwork Matters
101
The Power of an Extra Shepherds Meeting
139
Plumb Lines and Assumptions
149
Preempting Conflict
159
Communication
169
Investment or Expense?
183
Telling the Truth When the Truth Is Hard
201
Final Thoughts Sticky Teams and the Gates of Hell
211
Notes
222

Why Young Eagles Dont Stay
113
Equipped for Ministry
125

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Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Osborne speaks extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation. His books include Sticky Teams , Sticky Church , 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe , and Spirituality for the Rest of Us . He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California.

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