What will it take to begin to really have an impact, to move from just "benchmarking competitors" to actually redefining the focus? I love this line from Blue Ocean Strategy: "To fundamentally shift (the effectiveness of your organization) you must
Last week I discovered a great new book! Maybe you’ve already heard about Blue Ocean Strategy but I have to say this is a book that has some huge, very transferable ideas for church from the strategy standpoint. HUGE! The
How many times have you dreamed up an idea…a great idea…one that really is an elegant solution to a real problem…only to be told "no" and to be told "no" without any serious consideration? Is there any solution to the
Want to quickly get a read on your own sense of purpose; with the power of your own purpose? Take this little quiz from The Power of Full Engagement. Use a scale from 1 to 10 and answer these questions:
Have you seen Motorola’s Razr? Today’s edition of Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, a free weekly email newsletter with links to some of HBR’s most important insights, featured a great article about the development of Motorola’s Razr which has been
One of the featured resources at the Leadership Summit, Willow Creek’s huge annual confab for leaders, I heard about The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. What a huge book! And it is all about purpose!
When people come to your website what do they see? Can they understand what you’re about in a glance? Does the clutter say, "We’re not really sure what is important…so we’re highlighting EVERYTHING!" Think Yahoo. Can you tell what that’s
One important piece to the idea of blogging is to keep your readers coming back! Here’s a great post from Tony Morgan on making it easy to let your readers know that you’ve updated your blog. It’s a great help.
According to John Kotter there are four behaviors that commonly stop the launch of needed change. "The first is complacency, driven by false pride or arrogance. A second is immobilization, self-protection, a sort of hiding in the closet, driven by
How many of us really like to change? Oh, maybe we have dreams or goals, but when it’s time to actually implement a new strategy that brings the pain of change…tomorrow often looks pretty good. Good or bad, Walmart always