Matthew 25:14-30, a wealthy man distributed talents (monetary resources) to his
three servants and then later requested an update about how they are using
their individual talents. The two servants who doubled their talents were
commended and praised. The master rebuked the servant who neglected to use his
talent effectively. The parable reveals that every person is responsible for
producing meaningful results by using the talents they have been blessed with—both in ministry and the marketplace.
businesses and productive teams are effective when goals are clearly understood, and everyone’s focus is on
delivering successful results. A mid-year checkpoint with your leadership team,
department or supervisor is a fundamental,
yet highly effective practice.
four simple steps when assessing your teams will keep your organization on
Document the metrics that relate to your goals. Did the revenue exceed
or meet the established target? Is the business generating a profit? Are the
expenses above or below plan?
Determine which projects should
continue because they are successful.
Decide on which activities to eliminate
that are not producing expected results. Projects that drain time,
energy and resources without producing a positive result should be put on the
Identify new activities that can
be initiated to capture emerging opportunities in the market or generate
is the ideal time to make a mid-year assessment of your team results as there
is still adequate time to shift gears or launch new efforts. Remember that
failure to measure and monitor results is a recipe for failure. Always ask for God’s wisdom
to ensure long-term success!
H. Bennett, MBA, PMP