“Am I doing a good job?” “Do I need to change anything?” All staff needs to regularly hear that they are hitting the mark with their work. An annual review is good too … a time to officially hear of their strengths and limitations … a chance to talk through hopes for future growth. Hear some wisdom from one pastor:
One thing I want to do is avoid the typical evaluation, which is more about what’s wrong and needs improvement. I have never liked evaluation meetings which I go into wondering what I have done wrong this past year and what I am going to have to change or improve. Granted, some of that is necessary, but for that to be the main impression is not good.
—David Kasselman, Central Church of Christ, Amarillo, Texas
My developmental paradigm for leaders is assess, challenge and support. The threefold paradigm of assess, challenge and support comes from The Handbook of Leadership Development (McCauley, Moxley, and Velsor, editors). The assessment needs to be honest and [...]