There are things that you just know when you see them. Hard to describe sometimes. A really good movie. A great meal. A really wonderful book. And I have to say, I’ve stumbled on a really good book. 7 Practices
Yesterday we talked about the fact that "operational effectiveness is necessary, but not sufficient." And today maybe you’re asking, "but what does that have to do with me? After all, we’re a church!" Yes. Now you’re getting part of it.
I just read a great article by Michael E. Porter, "What is Strategy?" It was referred to in The Strategy-Focused Organization, a very helpful book that I’ve been working my way through. The Porter article is very insightful, tremendously helpful
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 What if you have a well developed mission statement or purpose statement, and what if you have the beginnings of a vision statement, but what if what you’re doing now will not lead to where you’d
Monday, June 13, 2005 Later the same day. The question about the customer really is central. We all ought to be asking ourselves whether we’re actually succeeding at what we’re setting out to do. But to ask that question…we need
Monday, June 13, 2005 Ok, here’s the thing. I know I need to do this. But I don’t yet know how it will work. Let’s try it and find out. I do know I need to start the conversation by