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Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

GLN UK & Ireland

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 5: The Review – John Truscott

“Ah,” you say, “the dreaded annual appraisal”. To confirm your feelings, watch this clip (ignore the non-appraisal bit!): And that’s what appraisal is all about for many line managers, with Christians being little different. Sad. So let’s start again. I’ll avoid the A word and use the broader R one, Review. Here are four key […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott

This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy! Personal […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 2: The Manager – John Truscott

So you’ve started to tune your attitude to the correct frequency and you’re thinking ‘development’. Development of the worker, but also of the human being and Christian disciple. But now we need to think about you. You simply cannot manage someone else until you are comfortable with the person God has made you. When I […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 1: The Attitude – John Truscott

Introduction Let’s admit it!  We’re not good at line managing staff in a church or Christian mission. Too often I come across deep hurt or utter frustration.  Hurt is usually caused by mismanagement, frustration by the absence of management. Of all the resources at your disposal, the most important, and the most expensive if they […]