“The people came to Moses, and said, ‘We have sinned . . . pray to the Lord that He take away the serpents from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people . . .Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.” Numbers 21:7, 9
Nothing is more unpleasant than being on a team when nobody wants to be there. When that is the case, the team is usually negative, lethargic, or without hope. If you find yourself in that kind of situation, then do the following:
- Investigate the situation – The place to start is by addressing what the team is doing wrong. Begin by fixing what’s broken.
- Initiate belief – The only way for a team to change is if people believe in themselves. As the leader, you must initiate that belief.
- Create energy – The desire to change without the energy to change just frustrates people. To bring a greater level of energy to the team, you need to be energetic. Eventually, your energy will spread.
- Communicate hope – The greatest need of players at this stage is hope. Help them to see the potential of the team.
When morale is low, the only way to get the ball rolling is to start pushing it yourself.
(Source: John Maxwell)