Friday, April 3, 2009

Temperaments and Teamwork

©Millie McNabb

“The efficient person gets the job done right.The effective person gets the right job done.”

When I came across that quote today it reminded me about a leadership book I read in the past. (If I come across the title, I’ll post it later.) The point of the book was making the distinction between a leader and a manager. Both have necessary skills and abilities for the task at hand, but they serve different functions.

Each person has strengths. The purpose of a temperament profile is to identify those strengths. Part of temperament coaching, is to help people build teams that enhance their strengths and fill in for their weaknesses.

As parents, it’s easy to focus on a child’s weaknesses and spend our time in that area. This may prove frustrating for both parties. As a temperament coach, I suggest establishing an acceptable minimal level for “weakness” areas, and focus on developing the child’s strengths.

Here’s another parenting tip: Family is the training ground for the real life. Teach your children how to work as a team, letting each member do what they do best.

“The one who plants and the one who waters work as a team with the same purpose. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work.”
(I Corinthians 3:8)

God bless….

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Order your Temperament Profile today at

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