One of the great early recognitions of A Prepared Mind is that the day-to-day work of strategic thinking is hard work. What happens in the midst of the hard work? First, there is the time spent thinking through the multiple
What if you’re interested in reaching a larger audience? Or having more impact? Or doing something beyond what you’re able to do now? Who isn’t? Believe me, there are lots of organizations that are only about preserving what they have.
If you’re in the business (like we are) of reaching a difficult market niche, you might be scratching your head (like we sometimes do) trying to figure out how to improve what you’re doing in order to more exactly capture
Think about the teams you have operating right now. Who makes the decisions about where things are going? What is the SHAPE of that person? More to the point…are your teams led by a vision/ideas person? Or are they really
Over the weekend I found a really cool blog resource called MyBlogLog. I heard about it over at TypePad Hacks. It lets me see where my readers come from and just as cool, where they link to next! Why’s that
Are you an expert at what you do? If you are…if you’ve developed an expertise over your career…you are in danger of missing some big opportunities. Why? Because "expertise breeds conservatism, and conservatism can lead to stagnation." Or at least
There’s a great article on how churches are embracing web technology to reach more people over at the Wall Street Journal. It’s free for now…not sure how long these articles remain free to non-subscribers. Very interesting mix of great information
There was a great article earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times about how churches are using technology. It mentions both Granger and LifeChurch.tv. Both of these churches are using technology in a great way to reach their target.
This has been a really good week! Got to see a bunch of friends from around the country. Even to make some new ones. Heard some great ideas at the Leading Your Church Through Change breakout. Dan Southerland and his
Does our organization’s internal conversation matter? Does it matter that we’re less (or more) confident about where things are going in private conversations than the way we appear in public? Does it make a difference that we might appear hopeful