Initiative over Compliance

Great notes from Dave Kraft at theResurgence on how positive, open-ended leadership leads to initiative and positive results:

  1. Agree on the end results. Give people a clear idea of your expectations and the results you want to achieve. Leave the methods to them.
  2. Suggest methods rather than dictate them, with the understanding that people are free to devise something better.
  3. Consult people affected by a problem or a proposed change and ask their ideas, regardless of whether you think you need them or not.
  4. Enrich jobs by delegating decisions and fostering initiative as far down the line as possible.

Gentlemen, this applies to marriage and parenting, too.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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