Entries by Bill Stark

Caterpillars to Butterflies: A story of your identity

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 ESV The process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly is one of the most dramatic natural phenomena that I know.  The poor caterpillar only knows one world….climbing on limbs and stems eating leaves.  Caterpillars are slow and are significantly susceptible […]

Teamwork and the Language of Me

I’m working with a local government department director who regularly talks about “his projects”, “his people” and “his plan”.   No mention of the team, but a lot of mentions about him.   It’s probably natural to talk this way, but it doesn’t speak to humility or teamwork – both important traits that value others. […]

Investing in Your Local Government Team

Local government leaders we meet with tend to focus intentionally on a few key priorities.  They: Consistently reinforce the organization’s purpose and major goals Measure and track performance and Invest in each team member so they are positioned for success This blog is about 4 ideas you can implement to invest in your team. The most effective […]