Because staff culture matters a whole lot in any organization, the best leaders create a healthy culture that permeates their whole staff. If you don't create a culture you simply get a default culture which often has dysfunction and toxicity within it. Good leadership not only describes the culture but they constantly talk about it and hold staff accountable to live it out.

Here is an example of a church's stated culture for their staff. Think about how the following pieces of culture add up to a healthy set of practices and therefore a healthy culture.

Consider also how this can create "one team" on your staff!



One Team

It’s all about Jesus
Jesus is the center and all ministries point to Him


Robust dialogue

Any issue can be put on the table except for personal attacks and hidden agendas


Progress requires risk

We boldly risk to accomplish the mission


We practice autopsy without blame

When things go wrong, we determine why without placing blame


We empower and release

Our job is to release others into ministry


Dialogue trumps telling

Before we tell we engage in dialogue


Ego is the enemy

Humility reflects Jesus while ego doesn’t


Volunteers are staff

We treat volunteers as staff


Relationships matter

We choose relationships over expediency


TJ Addington has a passion to help individuals and organizations go to the next level of effectiveness. He can be reached at tjaddington@gmail.com
  • Aug 25, 2019
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