Our staff meetings were fine, just fine. We all get along... mostly. I have a fantastic staff team who love each other, love the LORD, love our people and community, are self-motivated, committed to excellence, and easy to work with. Our staff meetings were fine. Mostly.
Except when we wasted time in sideways conversation. Or didn't have clarity after a twenty minute discussion. Or when we left without clear action steps, or not really knowing what each other was working on, or what our ministry priorities were - then they really could have been better.
It got to the point where I was inwardly seriously dissatisfied with our Monday morning All-Staff Meetings. So this short episode is what I did. Next week I'll let you know what has come of it, but for now, here is how I pulled a "fruit basket upset!"