Todd Rhodes and Paul Alexander think “nice people” are killing churches. Here are the top three items from a longer list:
1. Nice people have a tendency to hire people that they like rather than people who are going to advance the mission of the church. In other words it’s okay to lose as long as you’re losing with friends.
2. Nice people avoid conflict and by so doing don’t mine the best ideas out of their teams.
3. Nice people keep people on their teams well after the work has surpassed their capacity. This not only slows the mission but it exposes the weaknesses of and hurts the very person they’re trying to protect.