10 Things To Look For When Considering A Leadership Position
Many of you who read this post have multiple leadership opportunities available to you in the church or business community.Â As you are thinking about and praying through your options, how do you decide which option to choose from?
Recently, 14Â panelists at www.ESPN.comÂ ranked the top 10 college basketball coaching jobs in the country.Â As I read through the list, it became obvious that theseÂ were alsoÂ applicable to any ministry or professional position.
The top 10 jobs are listed belowÂ in descending order as well as what makes working there so attractive.Â You can read the full article by clicking here.
- LittleÂ Competition – TheÂ Arizona WildcatsÂ are located in a blue ocean.Â There is no in-state competition from other football or basketball programs.Â They have also demonstrated organizational stability by surviving multiple coaching transitions.
- Great FacilitiesÂ - TheÂ Louisville CardinalsÂ have the best newÂ facility in college basketball in the KFC Center.Â In addition to beingÂ the 48th largest market in the country, they are also the only sporting event in town.Â Thus, they have extremely loyalÂ local fan support.
- Financial Resources -Â Because of theirÂ football program, the Ohio State BuckeyesÂ have incredible financial support.Â They also have “cultural dominance” in the 32nd largest market in the country.Â This results in great facilities that attract large numbers of quality athletes.
- Large Customer BaseÂ - TheÂ Syracuse OrangemenÂ have attracted crowds of over 30,000 on seven different occasions.
- Easy Talent AcquisitionÂ - TheÂ Duke Blue Devils haveÂ great tradition, a gorgeousÂ gothic campus, and aÂ $15 million practice facility.Â However, it is the surprisingly lenient admissions policy for basketball players that helps make this job so attractive.
- Employee Development – TheÂ Indiana HoosiersÂ have a built-in farm systemÂ because ofÂ incredible connections with in-state highÂ school coaches and people of influence.Â Also, a 67,000 square foot Cook Hall serves as the basketball team’s headquarters andÂ is a museum forÂ its history.
- Growth StrategyÂ - TheÂ UCLA BruinsÂ recently spent $136 million to renovate their facilities.Â They also offer the glitz of Hollywood to attract theÂ talent-rich localÂ recruits.
- Opportunities For Success – TheÂ Kansas Jayhawks have the bestÂ home court atmosphere in the country.Â What is most important though is that they annually compete for titles havingÂ 23 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.Â Â In essence, not a bad place to go to work every day.
- Support From Management – It is the alumni and fan base that coaches ultimately work for.Â No program has a betterÂ fan base than theÂ Kentucky Wildcats.
- Family Atmosphere – With former players constantly returning and supporting the program, theÂ North Carolina Tar Heels have developed a family atmosphere.Â Also, they have a trump card in the presence of Michael Jordan.Â When theÂ greatest ever to playÂ theÂ game visits the team, that is quite compelling for potential recruits.
No Competition, Great Facilities, Financial Resources, A Large Customer Base, Easy Talent Acquisition, Employee Development , A Strategy For Growth, Opportunities For Success, Support From Management, andÂ a Family Atmosphere.
Does your church or busniess have these 10 qualities?Â If so, you may be able to attract top leaders to your team.
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