One of the great challenges for leaders in any organization, yet one most needed, is the ability to work well with others.
Amy Poehler says, “As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
Anytime a leader begins to think it is quicker and easier to do the job themselves, they lose focus on one of the greatest opportunities in the arena of leadership.
When a leader feels threatened by those who think outside the box or by colleagues who are talented-gifted and demonstrate ability, they cannot achieve genuine success in leadership.
Poehler’s thought is exactly right. From a leadership perspective, life changes in proportion to our willingness to be open to work with others, to learn from their ideas, to be challenged and inspired.
If we really want to multiply the strength of the church, we need to learn the true art of teamwork.