when less is moreI’ve recently read a couple of fascinating blog entries by Greg McKeown, CEO of THIS Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. I wanted to highlight a couple of his ideas here and direct you to his blog. Although written for the business community, McKeown’s thoughts have obvious implication for those in ministry as well.

First, he makes the point that focus and clarity of purpose bring us success. That success in turn brings us many diffuse opportunities, leading to diffuse efforts, leading to lack of clarity and focus. Interruption of this cycle is essential for continued success. Check out the full entry here.

Second, reflect on McKeown’s entry on how we don’t make the best use of our most talented people– precisely because we are overusing them. Food for thought in our churches for sure. His diagrams are particularly helpful in pinpointing the “highest point of contribution.”