So you’re clear on the mission and you’ve gathered the beginnings of a great team. Now what? How do you go from where you are to actually succeeding at what you’re trying to do? Guy Kawasaki gives some great direction
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
Still working my way through Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive. It is PACKED full of great stuff. Check this one out. What if I asked these two questions of everyone I’m working with: What contribution from me do you require
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
How can you tell if you’re organized properly? According to Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive, meeting palooza can be an indication of deficient organization. Ok. "Meeting Palooza" is my term, not his. But he does say that, "Meetings are by
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
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.
Where do you think your customer’s experience begins? According to Clued In : How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again "experiences don’t simply start at your doorway, phone center, or Web site. Customer’s experiences often begin long before