Episode 446: What is the Best Leader to Team Member Ratio?

In Episode 446 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss leader to team member ratios.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why the ratio of 1:4-6 is appropriate for the entire leadership pipeline
  • What to do if you are currently leading more than 6 people

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “There are teams of six for a reason. That’s the most effective team because of lines of communication.” – @toddadkins
  • “There’s additional research that says you can only have 6 to 7 meaningful relationships outside of your family.” – @toddadkins
  • “Am I dumping on people, am I delegating to people, or am I developing people?” – @toddadkins
  • “The reality is, if you have 20 leaders you can’t care for all of them. People will fall off the radar.” – @danielsangi
  • “You need to go from leading yourself, to leading others, to leading leaders.” – @danielsangi
  • “You need to figure out who the leaders are that you can lead, who can then lead the others.” – @danielsangi
  • “The leadership pipeline framework is so important whether you are a church of 50 or 50,000.” – @danielsangi

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Published December 9, 2019

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