During my seven years at Fellowship of The Woodlands I had the chance to see some amazing things. In fact, although we were longing to return to California, we stayed because we wanted to see what God would do next.
Working through The Effective Executive. It is full of really good stuff. In the section on getting the most out of the strengths of your team, Drucker writes, "the idea that there are ‘well-rounded’ people, people who have only strengths
"The company [Google] isn’t run for the long-term value of our shareholders but for the long-term value of our end users." Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google As I’ve said many times, we need to be designed to reach the people
That is a good question. Why do I blog? I remember how I got into this blogging thing. I somehow found out about Terry Storch’s blog. Don’t remember how exactly…but he may have referred to it in a reply to
You’re launched, you’re in the air, you’re start-up strategy worked…and now what? In Seth’s post today he talks about how most businesses don’t fail dramatically. Yeah, there are the big splashy failures like Enron, etc., but they’re nowhere near the
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
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
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.