High Performance Teams (Part 2)

Romans 12 provides great insight on the power of teams.  The previous Impact Insight, High Performance Teams: Part 1, dealt with self-leadership issues.  Part 2 focuses more on leading and relating to others.

Romans 12:9-19 – 9 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.  Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.   Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Leadership Principles for High Performance Teams:

  1. Make love your deepest motive.  Whatever you do for a living, do it because you love God and  people.

  2. Be others-centered.  Aim to serve others.  Look for ways to honor and show respect to others, even those with whom you disagree.  Resist selfishness and pride.

  3. Stay spiritually healthy, otherwise your old nature will show its ugly head.  Stay connected to God and allow Him to serve others through you.

  4. Maintain an attitude of joy and hope, even when times get tough.

  5. Don’t give up easily.  Persevere through hard times.

  6. Be hospitable.  Go out of your way to treat others the right way.

  7. Consider what other people are experiencing.  Take time to listen and learn.  If they are hurting, hurt with them.  If they are happy about something, celebrate with them.

  8. Strive for unity amidst diversity.  Remember, “we can walk hand in hand without seeing eye to eye.”

  9. Resolve conflicts in a healthy manner.  Don’t get angry and retaliate.  Do your part to be at peace in all relationships.  Trust God to does His part.                    Jeff Wilson

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