#1--I must personally meet with my top leaders weekly.
I'm slowly learning that the relationships necessary for team cohesion and unity take time. These relationships do not maintain themselves and they do not stay strong for long without regular lunch or coffee. I must also remember that these leaders are busy themselves and will come up with a thousand reasons not to meet (just like I do). It is important enough that we meet regularly that it must merit a high priority in scheduling for all involved. These meetings are not in addition to my ministry--these meetings are my ministry.
"Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?" (Amos 3:3, NLT)