Leadership in the digital age requires an immense amount of flexibility and agility as new information surfaces. Gone are the days of five year strategic plans. We operate off a clear vision map and a set of 12 month goals broken down into small tactical sprints.Continue Reading...
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Do you lead a distributed team? Work with people from different cultures? Wrestle with a very full travel schedule and wonder if the right things are really getting done?
I wrote CLOSE: Leading Well Across Distance and Cultures for you. Download a free Kindle version all week, June 16-20, at Amazon.com.
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Recently a friend asked me this question: What are 3-5 forces or key variables that will affect the growth of our ministry?
After pondering his question for several days, I responded with these four cultural shifts that are affecting you and me right now.
1. Cultural shifts that reflect an underlying and often inexplicit post-modern worldview. Specifically, this generation has grown up believing that God is irrelevant, vulgarity is cool, and I am the center of things. When “I” am at the center my world lacks gravitas. It becomes increasingly more difficult to acknowledge that I am subject to norms of society or sources of authority outside of myself. This has serious implications for followership in a company, a marriage, a friendship, or in a discipleship relationship to Jesus.