I'm Creating a Crisis

Today our staff met for our all-day all-staff planning meeting.  I love these scheduled opportunities to get out of the rigor of the immediate needs and look ahead into the new year. We do some practical stuff like working through the calendar and talking about some of the big initiatives on the horizon, but the […]

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I’m Creating a Crisis

Today our staff met for our all-day all-staff planning meeting.  I love these scheduled opportunities to get out of the rigor of the immediate needs and look ahead into the new year. We do some practical stuff like working through the calendar and talking about some of the big initiatives on the horizon, but the […]

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Create a Crisis – Part 3

In my “Create a Crisis” series I’ve talked about what a Thematic Goal is and what the process is like for creating one.  Today I thought I would reveal what our Cross Point Staff Thematic Goal is for 2009. This year our thematic goal is about securing the foundation among our staff.  As I was […]

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Create a Crisis – Part 2

Last week I posted Part 1 of Create a Crisis where I shared how our team creates a “Thematic Goal” every year.  Today, I thought I would share more about the process we go through in creating our thematic goal. The concept for creating a thematic goal is easy to understand and get excited about, […]

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Create a Crisis – Part 1

I get a lot of questions about what we do for staff leadership and development at Cross Point, so I thought I would start sharing more of the behind-the-scenes details of how we lead and manage. A couple of years ago I read Silos, Politics & Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni and quickly adopted his […]

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What actually works

“There’s plenty we do – plenty we’ve always done – that has nothing to do with what actually works.”  Seth Godin from “Small is the New Big”  Today in our staff meeting we had a discussion that hit on this subject a bit.  Each year we set a staff Thematic Goal, a rallying cry, something […]

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