Navigation
Subscribe
« Ways to frustrate team members | Main | Things "Pastors" don't like about their job! »
Sunday
Jul152018

Characteristics of "A Players" you want to be and recruit

From time to time I’m asked what sort of things do those I coach struggle with and want help with. I generally say it falls into two categories:

1.  Personal organization and energy/time stewardship.

2.  Making good choices for the people they bring onto their teams to help accomplish the vision and goals.

Here is a process that can be followed that will enhance success and fruitfulness in any group, church or organization:

Why does the entity exist? What is it’s expressed purpose and reason for being?

Who do you need to be and who do you need to have around you to have the kind of team that will get the things done that honor the Lord?What qualities do the people you want need to possess?

What Exactly do you want to accomplish in the next 3 months, 6 months 12 moths?

How will these things get done? What is the specific action/plan to accomplish these things?

When will these things get done? Put a finish date in the calendar by which they will be finished and back up from there to decide what needs to happen each week prior to the finish date

The key in this process is finding the right people (who) that can accomplish things and execute consistently with excellence. I am in the middle of a book titled, “Who: The method for hiring." It’s a solid read with lots of good practical ideas on hiring the right people. The same principles would also apply in working with volunteers in the church or any not-for-profit organization that uses volunteers.

From the book, here is a list of competencies that  CEO’s  are saying characterize A players they want and need who will make things happen. 

The list is titled, “Critical Competencies for A Players.”

Rather then roll your eyes when reading this and saying no way Jose, look at the list prayerfully and pick one or two that you want to get better at personally, and keep in mind when bringing on new people as you challenge the people you currently have to grow and progress in one or more of these:

Efficiency

Honesty/Integrity

Organization and planning

Aggressiveness

Follow-through on commitments

Intelligence

Analytical skills

Attention to detail

Persistence

Proactivity

Ability to hire A players

Flexibility/Adaptability

Calm under pressure

Strategic thinking/visioning

Creative/Innovative

Enthusiasm

Work ethic

High standards

Listening skills

Openness to criticism and ideas

Communication

Teamwork

Persuasion

 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.