Flipping the Funnel

There is a well known Harvard Business School Case Study on Willow Creek Community Church’s mission.  Senior Pastor Bill Hybels has often spoken about responding to a comment from the room, calling their mission just about impossible, something like "turning


I was looking at our numbers for the last 3 years the other day.  What I noticed is that everytime we’ve bumped against a certain level…we’ve dropped back down 10 to 20%.  We’re at that level again. Seth Godin’s blog

The New Rules of PR

This has tremendous potential!  We’re always trying to figure out how to get the word out about what we’re doing.  We love word of mouth and the sneezers that love what we’re doing.  But is there a way to use

The Future Has Already Happened

On what assumptions are you basing your most important decisions?  You’re not basing these critical decisions on assumptions?  Riiiight.  You’re basing your decisions on facts.  Riiiight.  When we’re really honest, our decisions are based on a combination of "facts" and

Simply Strategic

Looking for a really good look inside a fast growing, very innovative church?  Check out the Simply Strategic Show, brought to you by Tim Stevens and Tony Morgan, two of the senior staff at the very cool Granger Community Church. 


Do you know about audible.com?  Back in December Lisa Haneberg over at Management Craft mentioned audible.com in a post she wrote about Tom Peters’ wonderful book, Re-imagine.  I bought the unabridged audio and downloaded it onto my ipod.  Very cool.