Wondering why people are not following your vision?
It could be as simple as valuing or de-valuing them.
3 questions to ask yourself of your leadership team:
When you see them are you telling them what to do or truly valuing who they are?
When they give you feedback that is not what ou want to hear, do you listen and learn or do you quickly dismiss their feedback?
Are you giving tangible encouragement into their lives or do you give generic fortune cookie sayings to encourage them in their work?
These are just a few among many ways to gauge whether you are valuing or de-valuing your people.
If you want to retain your volunteers turn those 3 questions into positive valuing techniques:
1. Listen to their lives and value the way God has made them whether you like sports or not, whether you care at all for painting clay pots or not….listen to their lives and stories and interests.
2. Encourage feedback and engage in practical ways of developing ways to implement that feedback. Maybe even if it isn’t the greatest feedback, by implementing it or allowing your volunteers to implement their idea, if it doesn’t succeed they know you are willing to walk with them and go with their ideas. They will trust you in the future if you let them know that you aren’t sure it is the greatest idea, and they will know you are willing to try new things.
3. Give tangible encouragement into their lives regarding real situations that they have acted well in. If you encourage them they will return to those situations again where you saw success and they will continue to create greeter productivity as volunteers in your ministry.