Thanks for joining us on Season 6 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, brought to you by The Best Christian Workplaces Institute. You’ll learn how to build a flourishing workplace culture that drives the ministry impact of your organization, your church, or your company brought to you by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Now here’s your host, BCWI CEO, Al Lopus.
Would you like to improve your team’s performance by creating a high-trust environment? Today, we have a conversation with an expert in leading and designing thriving groups. Listen in as we talk about five components that create high trust, high-performing groups.
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One of the important characteristics of a flourishing workplace is the ability of people to have healthy, authentic trusting relationships with others.
Today, we are going to have a conversation about tested best practices to build transformational groups in your organization.
I’m delighted to welcome Robby Angle, President of Trueface and the author of a new book “The Cure for Groups.” Trueface equips people to experience authentic relationships. Robby, it’s great to visit with you. Welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
The core of a leader, we know, is really rooted in our theology how we view God, our narratives of God, our identity, how we see ourselves.”
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Robby’s background and study in Finance; Masters in Counseling (02:23)
- “It’s way easier for me to earn his love and favor and do for God than receive his love.” (04:20)
- Trueface is a 25-year message-based ministry focused on leader development (05:13)
- “The core of a leader, we know, is really rooted in our theology how we view God, our narratives of God, our identity, how we see ourselves.” (05:21)
- “A team is a small group of people who are gathering with intentionality and consistency for an objective outcome” (06:47)
- God has designed us to grow through the context of relationships. Relationships that lead to growth are hard to come by. I have a passion to make that easier for people. (07:21)
- 25 percent of the equation for a good leader is do they know how to lead? What are the best practices? (07:57)
- What are some of the ‘train wreck’ experiences or problems that keep groups from being successful? (09:09)
- “There are two primary buckets that determine the quality of your team or group experience” (09:26)
- About 60% of the equation is found in the health of the leader. If there’s a healthy leader, it leads to a healthy team or group (09:27)
- The other 25% is found in principles of leadership (09:38)
- About 15% of the equation are variable that we have very little control over (09:57)
- “An unhealthy leader is doing to destroy a team because the team is not going to trust them.” (10:30)
- “Good intentioned leaders who just don’t have a structure or intentionality or a plan on how they are stewarding that role or responsibility.” (10:47)
- “I spent about 7 years with the responsibility of stewarding and leading groups at a very large church.” (11:32)
- Five components that build transformational groups (13:30)
- The first core component is choosing a destination: determine the goals for your group (14:17)
- The second part is the captain: the character of the leader. Being intentional to model vulnerability (14:33)
- The third core component is really about the crew. What’s the culture of your crew? (14:56)
- Have the patience to let the members of the team speak into the destination and the goal (15:55)
- The importance of modeling vulnerability (17:03)
- “The value of articulating cultural values. Values create guardrails to keep us healthy.” (20:13)
- How is classic EOS different from System and Soul? (24:54)
- Spending time discussing how you’re going to get to your goal (27:10)
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