I think this is a big idea. You might already be on to it, but it was big to me.
Usually, when I tell you about the latest and greatest idea it’s pretty well baked. That is, we’ve already tested it or we’re about to tweak a strategy that we think you might like to know about. Yesterday at Day 2 of re:group I heard something that I think connects a pretty important dot. And I want to bring you along on the idea as it unfolds.
Here’s the scoop:
On Day 1 of re:group, in a breakout called “Clearing the Path for Community” by Chris Kim, we caught the idea of shaping the training that we do to center on the three stages of a small group leader:
- Relational leadership… think HOST and help create a safe place for people to start trusting.
- Developmental leadership… think CRUISE DIRECTOR and plan ahead with ideas to build ownership.
- Visionary leadership… think MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER and help group members want to multiply into more groups.
It was a comment that seemed to come out of nowhere and wasn’t in the notes, but we immediately thought, “What a concept!”
On Day 2 of re:group, in a breakout called, “Developing Leaders Who Lead Well” by Justin Elam, I caught a reference to 8 tactical essentials (think things you’d want a leader to know at certain stages along their journey). Here’s what I wrote down:
Stage One: Cultivate Relationships and Promote Participation.
Stage Two: Stay Connected, Provide Care, Serve Together, and Celebrate Change.
Stage Three: Replace Yourself and End Well.
Remember, adults learn on a need to know basis. Don’t these tactical essentials feel like things adults will want to know when they’re at these stages?
*Chris Kim probably had another term for a beginner leader, but I missed it.