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Good Leaders Are Good Teammates

No matter how great an individual player you are, your relationship with your team can make you or break you.

No matter how great an individual player you are, your relationship with your team can make you or break you.

I've always loved being a part of a team. I love team sports because it's fun to compete—but it's even more fun to be a member of the team. I also love playing in bands. The reason I have had as many as five different children's church bands at one time is so I'll always have a place to play guitar. I keep a guitar with me most all the time. I love to play every chance I get, but there is nothing that comes close to the joy of playing in a band. A band is more than a group of musicians; it's all about teamwork.

Teamwork is also important at church. I have had the chance to be on staff at four wonderful churches. I'll be honest—some of my most favorite memories of these churches have been related to being a part of these teams. There is a lot of hard work assembling and developing a team. The growth and goals we were able to achieve could not have been accomplished without ...

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