Staff Evaluations: A Balanced Approach?

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If Jesus was doing a staff evaluation it would be full of both grace and truth.

Jesus Came Full of Grace & Truth
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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Jn. 1:14)

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (Jn. 1:17)

The Balanced Approach Jesus Would Take in Staff Evaluations:

  • He would be honest yet very loving in the process.
  • He would be loving yet he wouldn’t ignore what is wrong.
  • He would not ignore what is wrong yet He would be merciful … forgiving and not condemning.
  • He would merciful yet He would not wear two hats, one being the merciful nice-guy and the other not so nice.

If leaders are going to be Christ-like, they too must exercise both grace AND truth. Staff evaluations are not the time to be all truth without thought to the feelings and needs of the person. On the other hand, for staff evaluations to be of any true value, they cannot be all fluff with little evidence of reality.

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