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Using Meaningful Mixers to Build Relationships
By Linda Clark, LTD Lead Coordinator and Co-Author
It has been said that God’s design to leadership includes accomplishing the tasks at hand while building better relationships. One easy way to build better relationships in your council is to have meaningful mixers. Meaningful Mixers: Those that provide something that might spark an interest in another, create an insight into the individualities, interests and gifts of that person. Get to know each other in a way that builds commonalities: Have meaningful mixers before your Council meetings, before your summer swap meeting, or at a social event for added fun and benefit! Some examples are: Where they are from originally, tell something about themselves that they don’t think anyone in the group would know….this can spark great conversations. You get to know the person more than the typical: Name, Married, and Children. (This allows an equal playing field for members that do not have spouses or children.)
When did God mean more than a three-letter word to you? (When did He become real to you…at what age?)
Who was your spiritual guide when you were young and what one trait does/did that person have that you wish you could emulate? Who is your favorite saint and why?
Inform them to share with the person next to them or their table. You may also want to ask what did you learn about your neighbor or table mates?
When choosing a mixer consider these items: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want members to connect with each other or do you want them to learn more about the task at hand? Can you accomplish more than one result by choosing the right mixer? The mixer you select or create can raise awareness of your project and attain ideas for the future. It can also include a form of ‘education’ about the project.
Keep in mind the make-up of the group: Do they know each other? Very well or just on the surface?
Make the most use of a “mixer” to find out the interests, talents and leadership styles of your team.