I taught a webinar recently as part of the missional coach training process. Because this particular webinar had to be pre-recorded—and therefore not as interactive as I usually prefer—I asked for written insights from those who attended. The idea was not for them to feed back to me what I had said, but to see what new understandings the webinar triggered in their own thoughts.
Most of us are hardwired to look at the negative. We see the mistakes, we see what’s not working. And people who come in for coaching are usually focused on a problem of some kind. Yet looking at the positive is what gives us more success and more energy to keep moving ahead. Instead of looking first at what isn’t working—look at what is working. When we look at what’s working and begin to see patterns… that’s when things really take off.
Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders. See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory.
Eventually, the new leaders reach the end of the path. They may have gained competence in a particular area, or accomplished a specific goal such as multiplying a small group or launching a new ministry team. The whole team may have accomplished something, such as the launch of the first service of a church plant or a major outreach event.