Leading Organizations

The Problem with Competency-Based Assessments

Why do employee assessments sometimes fail to accomplish their purpose?  In this post, I want to suggest a more complete approach to employee evaluations. The key to such an approach is the intersection between knowledge and wisdom. Organizations use performance appraisals to check an employee’s skill level and potential for leadership. They use this information to place employees in the job for which they are most qualified and also to create a plan for their professional…

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Welcome to the New World of Social Media

The world is changing and we need to understand that change if our organizations are to survive. When Christopher Columbus set foot on the beaches of a small island in the Bahamas, nobody was there to welcome him. Today I offer you a hearty welcome to the new world of Social Media. A New World has come because of the changes this media has only begun to bring about. Many people don’t yet understand the…

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The Church as Living Water

My brother and I used to swim at a remote country creek just off route 68 east of Xenia, Ohio. The creek had a deep spot over which hung a gnarly maple tree to which someone had tied a two-inch thick rope from its highest branch. We would swing out and drop into the black water. Some would climb the tree and dive into the water from a height of 20 to 25 feet. The…

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Church Readiness in the Future Tense

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a three-dimensional model for organizational readiness. I’m thinking this model could be used as a tool to foster the changes needed to help a church move toward its desired future. To become a driver of the future, you have to prepare yourself today as though that future had already arrived. Most churches design their discipleship and leadership development programs to meet the needs of their current situation. Very few…

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Readiness

World class organizations learn like people learn. In particular, they learn in three areas: what, why, and how. They develop a clear mental understanding of what they’re trying to do (what), acquire a clear understanding of the purpose (why), and obtain the skills needed to be successful (how). These three areas of learning and development are somewhat parallel to the Greek words: Nous, Pneuma, and Soma. Nous is the word for mind; it refers to…

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  • 1 Chronicles 16:8 November 28, 2021
    “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”
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