Almost always, what is true in leadership is also true in life. At our weekly staff meeting at Mission I occasionally have a "holy handout" for the team (I call it that to get their attention). Yesterday's handout was about the idea of the Daily Check-In. Our days become busy, distractions set in, our human tendencies creep in and by the end of the day, two people can find themselves heading down a path that is disunified without even knowing it. Now think about the possibilities when you string a seven day period together.
We see this on teams, in marriages and families alike. Here are a few simple questions that I encourage you to ask yourself towards the end of each and every day to help maintain healthy levels of trust and unity:
- Who do I need to admit a weakness, mistake, oversight, failure to?
- Who do I need to apologize to?
- Who do I need to ask for help and build interdependence with?
- Who do I need to check in with for the sake of alignment & unity?
Fight the temptation to leave the small things unspoken. Give it a try!