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11 Things Leaders Do to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Ordinary To Extraordinary

Do you feel average? Does your church or business feel like it is just treading water? On a personal level, do you feel like you are “stuck in the mud”?

It has been said the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just a little extra. As a leader looking to improve your team’s performance, you can apply the following key learnings to go from ordinary to extraordinary:

  1. Take Advantage of Opportunities. There is a difference between sensing opportunity and seizing it. When opportunities present themselves, you must be prepared to take action.
  2. Acquisition of Young Talent. Young talent bring fresh ideas and energy. Young talent keeps your organization green and growing.
  3. Acquisition of Veteran Talent. Experienced personnel brings proven excellence to your organization.
  4. Adversity Creates Cohesiveness. Calamity will either unite your team or tear it apart. The best teams leverage tough times to bond and bring their teams together.
  5. Versatility. Do you have a broad base of skills personally or a team with many interchangeable parts?
  6. Resilience Precedes Confidence. All successful teams have the ability to overcome challenges. This resilience gives teams the confidence needed to know they can still excel in the direst of circumstances.
  7. Effort. The optimum scenario is when your top players are also the hardest workers on the team. They lead by example. What example are your veterans setting?
  8. Consistent Execution. Teams that go the next level trust their preparation and continue to consistently do the things that make them successful.
  9. Depth. All great teams have depth with each person contributing.
  10. Every moment matters. There is a fine line between success and failure. Little things done consistently over time make a BIG difference.
  11. Intangibles. Is there anything at your church or organization that creates that extra bit of incentive for you to succeed?

These 11 principles will give you the missing edge you have been looking for as a leader.

This article originally appeared here.

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Brian Dodd is a church stewardship & leadership consultant. See www.briandoddonleadership.com for additional insights.