Sharing Church management best practices in the Catholic Church
Patrick Lencioni has what I think is a fantastic article about leaders pushing those they lead to higher levels of achievement. I think publicly in the Church leaders are perceived as generally too "pushy" but internally - meaning in the day to day work and ministry in a parish - we are perceived as generally too lax. Lencioni is speaking about the internal leadership of an organization and I think it specifically applies to parish life and ministry.
Parish leaders can benefit from being a bit more "pushy" of those they lead. And it applies to both staff and parish volunteers - albeit the relationships are different. The ability to push others to their potential is the charge of any leader but especially Christian leadership.