Monday, February 15th, 2010...5:36 pm

Dreamers, Thinkers and Doers

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A friend of mine, who lives in the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics (Vancouver, Canada) has for years been highly involved as a Pentecostal layman in the ministry of The Salvation Army. He once gave me this summary of the ideal team members that they need to accomplish their goals with effectiveness:

Dreamers, Thinkers, Doers.

Dreamers will be the visionaries; Thinkers will be able to develop a plan to fulfill the vision; Doers will carry out the plan.

Example:

* William Booth was the ‘Dreamer.’ He saw the destitute men under the London Bridge and had a vision of how their lives could be made easier.

* Bramwell Booth, his son, was the ‘Thinker.’ At his father’s insistence (with the words ‘Do Something’) he came up with a plan to provide food and shelter for these men and to meet many of their other needs.

* Countless others were the ‘Doers.’ They put the plan into action, which has resulted in similar facilities and programs around the world to meet the needs of marginalized people.

WITHOUT THE ‘DREAMER,’ THE NEEDS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED.

WITHOUT THE ‘THINKER,’ THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO PLAN.

WITHOUT THE ‘DOERS,’ THE PLAN WOULD SIMPLY BE GATHERING DUST ON A SHELF.

Obviously, all are vital to a vibrant, effective organization. God bless as you build your team!

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