I know most of you have already discovered Tony Morgan. Good stuff over there. In case you haven't read his article on the advantages of doing ministry without a ministry strategy…you really need to take a look at it. Right
Picked up a new book off the stack last week. The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times by Scott D. Anthony. You might recognize his name. Some time back I wrote about his previous book, The Innovator's Guide
Without question, one of the best reads I've had in the last 10 years was Bill Taylor's Mavericks at Work. Easily one of the most marked up books on my shelf. This morning one of his blog posts caught my
Does the way you ever talk about new ideas this way?
If you've never heard Jim Dethmer's classic talk, Community, Cause and Corporation…come on over to MarkHowellLive.com to check it out. One of the best ever at a Willow Creek event. Whether you're leading a church or running a non-profit, this
No doubt you've already begun hearing bits and pieces of the debate inspired in part by Chris Anderson's soon-to-be-released Free: The Future of a Radical Price. Yesterday's blogosphere featured a couple interesting new takes. Malcolm Gladwell took a contrarian view
When is it time to take a look at the strategy that drives what you do? Do you wait until it crashes? Or do you take a look at it even when it seems to be firing on all cylinders?
Everyone has a core message. Sometimes it's a very faint bleating sound. Other times it's like U2 belting out Pride (In the name of love). But…everyone has a core message. Mine, at least in part, is the reality of the
Ever realized suddenly that you were talking with an insider, clueless to the world outside the organization? I had a brief verbal sparring match with someone this morning. He wanted to know why we had a display of classic cars
How does your pricing model work? Don't think you have one? Oh, you have one. It may not be overt…but you and your organization have a pricing model. As things develop in the Small Group Ministry space, it's more and