Here’s a fundamental belief I have as a pastor: people want to be involved in something special. Whether or not it is unique is not the issue. What matters is this … are we making a difference?
What makes something “special”? Here are few random thoughts:
- It goes beyond what is acceptable. People are not inspired when they are asked to just get by or be mediocre. People are most fulfilled when they are challenged to succeed.
- It touches the heart. Meaning comes in different forms for different people. Good leaders are those who help attach meaning to even the simplest task or responsibility. If it’s just a job, it’s probably not that special.
- It has the faith factor. Special projects or special teams have this in common: there is an element of “what are we doing!” “How can we do this?” “Are we crazy?”
Are you creating special opportunities for those you lead?