Right now I am reading The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. The three signs are irrelevance, anonymity, and immeasurement. Immeasurement is what happens when people don't know if they are winning on the job or not. Immeasurement usually means that employees will experience misery on the job.
Lencioni tells the story of an ex-CEO who retires and then stumbles into an opportunity to turn around a sad-sack Italian restaurant. In the process, he clarifies what it takes for employees to feel energized and passionate about their jobs.
Lencioni is helping me as a church leader think about what it looks like to measure the win in ministry - corporately and individually.
I am seeking to apply the ideas and concepts to my own life and work at CVC.
At a personal level, I will try a 30 day experiment. I am going to measure 1) Ts and Es and 2) Qs and As.
Ts and Es are Thank yous and Encouragements. When someone thanks me for some ministry I've performed, it's a win. When someone encourages me in some way about my ministry, it's a win.
Qs and As are Questions and Asks for help. When someone asks a question of a spiritual nature, it's a win. When someone asks for my help, it's a win.
I'm planning on keeping a record in my journal. The goal will be to end the month with more wins during the last week of the month than I had during the first week of the month.
Question: if you were going to measure wins in ministry, what would you measure?
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