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The growth and success of Amazon.com is remarkable. There’s a good chance you’ve ordered something (or many somethings) on Amazon. You might even be a loyal customer taking advantage of Prime Membership with free 2-day shipping. But what you might not know is how Amazon created their organizational culture. Recently I’ve been reading Change or Die by Alan Deutschman. In his book, Deutschman shares the story of David Risher, a ma»
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My new book, Creating Your Church’s Culture, releases today. You can purchase Creating Your Church’s Culture on Amazon or on Kindle. Every church has a unique culture defined by its vision, systems, relationships, behaviors, and leaders. When the culture is healthy, it delivers consistently healthy outcomes that advance the mission of the church. But when cultures are unhealthy, or worse, toxic, they perpetuate constant dysfunction and»
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In a Doctor of Ministry seminar recently, I addressed one particular topic for the first time—coaching across cultures.  With the increasing interest in multi-culturalism, cross-cultural communication, and globalization, professional life coaches are asking if their processes translate well into other cultures.  One reason that I raised the issue was that the majority of the class members were Korean-speaking listening through simultaneous tr»
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I’ve been thinking through organizational health lately. Patrick Lencioni has a book out entitled The Advantage that speaks to this specific area. It seems that organizational health is big. The big idea is that you need a healthy culture before you can have a growing thriving organization. All the other things, knowing your burn rate, [...]The post Organizational Health Is Big appeared first on Conversatio Morum.
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I previously wrote, Bad Culture Eats Good Vision. It doesn’t matter how strong your vision isyou can have the greatest strategy, but if the culture is badforget it. You aren’t going to be as effective as an organization as you could be. Working with a couple of churches recently, I discovered some more ramifications of bad culture. It was obvious from an outside view. Bad culture: Corrupts – the organizational structure. Controls – the gr»
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Attempts at Honesty - Reflections on the interplay of the Bible and CultureStuck in trench warfare In the movie War Horse, there is a scene where the horse is trapped in barbed wire between the opposing trenches. A young British soldier calls a truce and walks to the horse to cut him loose from the wire. A young German comes out to assist him. Each finds humanity in the other and the viewer gets the sense that neither of them is eager to resume t»
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There was a saying when I was growing up an older generation used often — I don’t hear it as much anymore. “Don’t forget where you came from.” And, if you were one of my relatives — talking to me — you might have said it with emphasis. “Don’t forget where you came from — boy!” I think there’s a good leadership principle there too. “Don’t forget where you came from.” An organization will have different leaders. Differ»
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Every organization goes through life cycles. This includes the church. These cycles can be natural or forced, but part of leadership is recognizing them and adapting leadership to them for continued health and growth. Each stage has overlap, but understanding this can help a leader decide how best to leadwhich is different in each cycle. Here are 5 life cycles of any organization: Birth – This founding period usually involves a few people with»
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When I consider companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, the one constant I think of is change. Interestingly, after I typed that first sentence, I Googled “Most Innovative Companies” and found Fast’s list for 2012. How close do you think I got to their list? See for yourself HERE. But, don’t be impressed with my guesswork. You could have done the same thing, because it’s obvious to us that these companies are all about change»
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Amazon demonstrates the importance of getting your early hires right.