Lead like a Gardener

Lead like a Gardener Benjamin Juster

The book Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal, explores the dynamics of leadership structures from his  experience during the post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and Afghanistan war. His conclusion is that once organizations have  developed a shared commitment and passion around a set of values and empowered its team members to take action  within defined margins of responsibility, the leader’s job shifts from management to fostering an environment of effective communication and both robust and adaptable execution.

Toward the end of the book, there was a chapter titled, “Lead Like a Gardner,” highlighting varied approaches to cultivating an environment  where teams can grow and thrive. Though the chapter is applicable to all  kinds of businesses and teams, I was inspired by how these concepts could be adapted to nurturing healthy communities within the Kingdom of God.

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