Make sure that you are listening to your team. That means giving them a chance to talk in the first place, and then listening – without interrupting – when they do. Pastors of all types are notorious talkers. We like to be heard. We are also notorious “fixers.” We look at situations, identify problems, and then immediately go into “fix” mode. This is sometimes necessary.

However, we’re so used to it that we tend to stay in that mode, even when there is no immediate emergency, or when we are not leading a rehearsal or team training. So – in the green room, in casual conversation – let your team talk, and you work on your listening skills [note: this is primarily something I’m writing to myself…]

 

Listen to your team

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