Tag Archive: Church Staff Supervision

21 Free Resources For Church Staff Supervision

With change permeating the church, evolving work environments, and the needs of next generation employees, maximizing the performance of church staff through effective supervision is more important than ever – for both employee satisfaction and church effectiveness. Unfortunately, Gallup Surveys indicate just one in five employees strongly agree their performance is managed by their supervisor in a way that motivates... Continue Reading

Preparing To Provide Feedback

“Most people want to hear the truth, even if it is unpalatable. There is something within us that responds deeply to people who will level with us.” – Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations Brain researchers found that people experience a similar physiological response to feedback as they do to physical threats. Even though we want honest feedback, our hearts... Continue Reading

The Most Destructive Outcome of Micromanagement Supervision

Micromanagement supervision is a management style whereby a supervisor closely observes or controls the work of subordinates. Much has been written about how micromanagement is really mismanagement. How micromanagers disempower staff, stifle opportunity for growth and innovation, and give rise to poor performance and morale. Like cancer, there are numerous symptoms of micromanagement, most all of which are bad for the... Continue Reading

The Two Critical Perceptions For Effective Church Staff Supervision

Many skills and attributes are required to become an effective supervisor, but one rises above all others and can be the “deal killer” to effective supervision. The single most critical factor in church staff supervision is the perception of the direct report that their supervisor has the competency and commitment to help them achieve their personal goals and objectives. In... Continue Reading

Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Church Staff Supervision

Over the years as an Executive Pastor I would marvel at the ability of a supervisor to excel in one area of supervision and wince at their inability to execute in another area. Their direct reports inevitably became frustrated, relationships suffered and plans were derailed because they were unaware of all the critical buckets of effective supervision. Each “bucket” below... Continue Reading