developing the creative environment

As a leader, it is important to create an environment where the team can grow and develop their creativity. ¬†How is this achieved? ¬†Simple steps such as…..

  • listen to your team carefully – without prejudging them
  • honour their ideas
  • credit their ideas without claiming credit for yourself
  • continually seek opinions from team members
  • help the team turn their ideas into reality
  • thank the team for ideas and then thank them again
  • show them that you care – have a pastor’s heart
  • demonstrate with action as well as words
  • accept challenges to your own ideas
  • reward people for ideas – even if they are not actioned

none of these ideas will be new to you – implementing them does, however, take time and effort – that time and effort will be well rewarded