5 Ways To Remove Immeasurement

All human beings have a need in their jobs to be able to assess for themselves whether or not they are doing a good job. 
-Patrick Lencioni 

Immeasurement isn’t a word but it sure is a problem. Lencioni talks about this in his book 3 Signs of a Miserable Job and it’s something all Pastors, Leaders and Managers need to improve upon. 

How does your team know they are winning? 

Do they base it on your current mood? -or- Regardless of your mood, is it based on your words? 

Let me be honest. I am dissatisfied with the job I am doing with my Staff Team at Mission. I’ve been doing a ton of research this fall on what I plan to implement for 2016. 

But here’s what I do know... 

I need to remove myself from the equation. You need to remove yourself from the equation. 

@@People need to know intrinsically that they are winning in their work.@@

How do we do this?

1. Make A Scoreboard:   

  • Make it visible
  • Make it fun
  • Capitalize on competition

By January of 2016 I’ll have a flat screen hanging outside of my office scrolling through the key things we are moving forward as a team and as individuals. 

Tools I’m Using: 

  • SlideCompanion - an app to update what displays on your scoreboard
  • ChromeCast - plugs into TV to receive slides from SlideCompanion
  • Infogr.am - online tool to make your metrics look great

2. Be SMART - 

  • Use Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound metrics. 

3. Control - 

  • A team member must answer "yes" to the question "Do I control this?" 

4. Review Often

  • Begin and end your work week reviewing how everyone is doing.
  • Give your team an way to update their personal progress.

5. Reward

@@Andy Stanley says, "What is rewarded is repeated."@@

  • Celebrate publicly
  • Reward privately - I’m beginning to use Bonus.ly for this.

(Don't have an office? That's ok. Build your scoreboard in Google Slides. Then send the link to your staff on a weekly basis or present at your weekly staff meeting.)


If leadership is about empowering others, why not empower others to know for themselves if they are winning? As I stated with, I’m dissatisfied with how I’ve done in this area in the past. As I’m coming out of investigation mode I would love to hear how you help your Staff or Team measure what you are trying to accomplish.

Leave a comment and let’s begin a conversation!