Organizing for results

Organizing for results

I had a great coaching conversation recently with a ministry leader in which we strategically organized his time and energy to get the specific results he was looking for. Q: What do you want to see happen? A: I want to start a movement– something that is...
Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

I’ve been doing more consultations lately, and I’ve realized that something I thought everyone knew from the old church growth days just doesn’t seem to be known anymore. I call it the 80% rule. If your parking is 80% full, or if your worship seats...
A classic resource for small groups leaders

A classic resource for small groups leaders

An oldie but a goodie, Carl George’s Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership is still one of the very best resources out there for small group leaders. Check out a preview of his nine keys below… then buy copies of the book for each of your leaders....
Non-monetary rewards and sanctions

Non-monetary rewards and sanctions

Today’s entry is from guest blogger Dr. Steven Goodwin. People are motivated by much more than money. This means that granting an employee a salary increase is not the only means to encourage positive work behavior. Researchers Richard King and Judith Mathers of the...