Every organization needs to find ways to give young leaders more opportunities. At North Point, we’ve established a pattern we call “orchestrate and evaluate.” We are constantly in that rhythm…orchestrate and evaluate, orchestrate and evaluate.
Orchestrate: This is how we do it here.
Evaluate: How can we do it better?
In the orchestrate and evaluate rhythm, giving young leaders more responsibility is a little less risky. They are working in an organization where there are systems. They don’t have to make things up from scratch. And they know there are built-in evaluations.
When you give a young leader an opportunity or responsibility without built-in evaluation, they get in trouble because they do what they think is right. And if it goes bad, the consequences can hurt, both for them and the organization.
If you have a healthy culture to begin with, then you can never give young leaders too much responsibility.
As a leader, someone gave you an opportunity. You weren’t quite prepared. You had to “fake it ‘til you make it.” If you give young leaders opportunities in an orchestrate and evaluate culture, in the end they will grow, build trust and will be given more opportunities.
Andy Stanley founded North Point Ministries (NPM) more than 20 years ago. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. Recently, Outreach Magazine identified Stanley as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Pastors in America. The author of more than 20 books, he is passionate about serving both church and organizational leaders.