So you’re trying to come up with a simple concept that will get your whole team on board. You’ve talked it through. Maybe you’ve argued for hours. You’ve read Good to Great and struggled to come up with your hedgehog. You might’ve even taken a look at Jim Collins’ Good to Great and the Social Sectors looking for a non-profit take on the idea.
Still need help? You might want to try Will Mancini’s version in Church Unique. Taking the time to identify your unique local predicament, collective potential, and apostolic esprit allows you to zero in on that very core idea that will bring impact to your organization. Interesting take. The hedgehog concept has always intrigued me. The challenge with Collins’ version has been describing what drives your economic engine. This may be a good solution for those of us who are working the non-profit edge.
The greatest challenge with both versions? Getting alignment from your team…especially those team members whose areas of expertise are found outside of the hedgehog or kingdom concept. Mancini has some good ideas on that piece as well. Watch for that in a future post. For now…if you haven’t picked up your copy, you can do that right here.