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I made him understand my part as his tutor i also

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mentor to offer guidance on the course. I made him understand my part as his tutor. I also made him aware of the expectations I required from him being my mentee. During our first mentoring session, I raised some concerns that were bothering me. The concerns included his endless correcting of people and regular interruptions during talks. By the end of the first mentoring session, I was impressed to note that Sam had taken note of the concerns and was showing great determination to make progress. Upon noting this, I decided to assign him the task of coming up with a schedule for the evangelistic team. However, his team members soon started to complain and raise concerns on the scheduling. The ministry is divided into four evangelistic teams that take alternative turns on Saturdays. They are mandated with the task of going out on a one to two four witnessing session. Sam did not follow the procedure. He alternated the days around making the same team to go out on recurrent occasions. Despite the members efforts to make him aware that he had made a mistake, he was emphatic that there was no mistake. He went ahead to make it clear that going out twice would not kill anyone. On one occasion, one member of the team noted that he could not make it to the meeting the following Saturday since he had other commitments. He raised a complain to me noting that Sam had been rude in his response. He had asked him to chose the important thing between attending to the lost souls or going ahead with his commitments. I had to offer my apologies to the member. Later, I went out to look for Sam. Having gone through Clinton’s book, I knew it was the appropriate time to address the conflicts before it escalates and gets out of hand. I summoned him to the church office.
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RELIGION AND THEOLOGY 7 I made it clear that he should not have altered the schedule. He should have made it stay as planned making minor changes. He needed to have held on to the old schedule. As his mentor I had to reprimand him for the language he had used in addressing the other members. I explained to him the importance of the virtue of kindness and understanding being shown by a leader. He sat looking confused. I asked what was going on in his mind. I was shocked when he told me that he thought he was doing just good. I had to explain that he was doing a good job but he had to understand that the laid out procedures meant to be followed. He should not make technical changes on them without making consultations.
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RELIGION AND THEOLOGY 8 Reference Clinton, J. R. (2012). The making of a leader: Recognizing the lessons and stages of leadership development . NavPress.
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