Outreach Magazine is out with their 2007 take on the 100 Largest Churches in America. As usual, Kent Shaffer scooped it first and has a good take right here. It’s always interesting to me. Who’s on the list. Who’s not.
One of the resources mentioned in Peak is Shrinking Core, Expanding Periphery: The Relational Architecture of High-Performing Organizations, an article from the by Ranjay Gulati and David Kletter. Downloaded it today…a few pages in…already well worth the investment of $6.95.
When you’re determining what to do next…do you look for your ideas on the inside (with your team or current customers) or do you look on the outside? Saddleback has popularized the notion of "crowd-to-core" vs. "core-to-crowd" as a way
Tripped across a fantastic new resource over on ChangeThis. The Secrets of Market-Driven Leaders, an e-book by Craig Stull, Phil Myers, David Meerman Scott. I can see that this is going to be the source of some great conversations. You
When you put together a new program or redesign an existing one, are your expectations connected to reality? Or are they based on wishful thinking? One of my favorite books over the last several years has been Hard Facts, Dangerous
Maybe you caught the iPhone controversy in the last week or so. Apple lowered the price from $599 to $399 for the 8gb iPhone in order to capitalize on the upcoming "holiday" season. Missed it? Bet you didn’t if you
You’ve gotten the sense that your organization might not be humming on all cylinders. You’re not even really sure what it is that got your attention. But something, somewhere in the back of your mind, has gotten your attention. Or
Every organization has limits to what it can do. Limits to the money it can spend. Limits to the time it can invest in a project. Limits to the manpower it can employ. Those limits can be thought of as
One of Peter Drucker’s great lines is that "the purpose of a business is to create a customer." Originally found in 1954’s The Practice of Management, this true truth of life is an important one for all of us. In
One of the distinctives of a learning organization is that you’re actually paying attention to what’s happening in and around what you do. In other words, when things happen inside or outside you are taking note AND acting on what