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  • Five Dysfunctions of Church Boards

    1. 1. The Five Dysfunctions of Church Boards Adapted by Thomas Wray, Bountiful Harvest Consulting www.boutifulhc.com May 12, 2009 from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
    2. 2. Key Questions For Church Boards Seeking to Enhance Ministry Effectiveness <ul><li>Do Board members openly and honestly share their opinions? </li></ul><ul><li>Are Board meetings productive? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the Board come to decisions quickly and avoid getting bogged down by consensus? </li></ul><ul><li>Do Board members confront one another with their shortcomings? </li></ul><ul><li>Do Board members sacrifice their own interests for the good of the team? </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust
    4. 4. Absence of Trust—How Boards Can Overcome <ul><li>Vision and Values Retreat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bountifulhc.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared Prayer and Spiritual Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual Ministry Review Process </li></ul><ul><li>360-degree feedback </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict
    6. 6. Fear of Conflict <ul><li>Embracing Conflict As Part of Ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Productive conflict is healthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmful conflict is destructive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core Values Exercise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission-Focused Perspective </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment
    8. 8. Lack of Commitment <ul><li>1. Without this members will not freely express themselves and therefore will not be genuinely convinced </li></ul><ul><li>2. Commitment welcomes the unfiltered expression of everyone’s ideas </li></ul><ul><li>3. Causes of lack of commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>-Consensus—all must agree? </li></ul><ul><li>-Certainty—already know solutions </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability
    10. 10. Avoidance of Accountability <ul><li>Neglecting interpersonal conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of jeopardizing existing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming the Dysfunction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize respect & individual expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure vision and values are well known by entire Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress overall Board progress </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention To Results
    12. 12. Inattention to Results <ul><li>A Church Board not focused on results is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily distracted from its mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stagnates/Fails to grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Church Board that focuses on collective results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys mission vitality and relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively retains mission-oriented members </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The Five Dysfunctions Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention To Results
    14. 14. The Five Dysfunctions of Church Boards Adapted by Thomas Wray, Bountiful Harvest Consulting www.boutifulhc.com May 12, 2009 from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
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