I love the confluence of ideas. There's just something about synthesis that brings out the best in my brain. For that reason, Olson, van Bever & Verry's prescription combined with Darwin's observation make for a pretty powerful cocktail.
"Leaders must bring the underlying assumptions that drive company
strategy into line with the changes in the external environment (When Growth Stalls, by Matthew S. Olson, Derek van Bever, Seth Verry)."
Still operating with systems that worked great when people came to church in a wagon? Still insisting that the only way to get what you need at church is by staying for the whole program? Still operating in a print only mode? Think mobile. Think time-shifting (Tivo). Think multi-media. We are in a different world.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." Charles Darwin
Hmmmm. More than a little scary. Doesn't mean compromise. Does mean that the facts are your friends.