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Topic: Church: Practices Keywords: Kill, Idea, Improve, Plan Suggest Keywords Scripture: Daniel : Suggest Scripture Date Published: 5/23/2013
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From preaching topics to outreach programs, how many great ideas have fallen into these potholes? Email this article Print Friendly Ever watched a really good idea crash and burn? Me too. Here’s some brutal honesty: Entire movements have gone down in flames because of boneheaded approaches to good ideas. This isn’t to say we can’t afford to make mistakes. In fact, the only way to know we’re taking risks is to make mistakes. We can’t afford not to make them. But we also can’t afford to ignore timeless principles of leadership effectiveness. In honor of our most fatal leadership mistakes, here are my “from the hip” ways to kill great ideas. (Warning: sarcasm ahead) 1. Form a committee. In this way, you’ll be able to devote more time to keeping minutes and electing officers and less time to solving problems. Also, we’ll be able to prevent a single great leader from running with the idea without feeling the need to check with several people with different opinions before proceeding. 2. Be sure to control it. Before you even start executing a good idea, be sure to write plenty of rules and parameters so that no one feels the freedom to run too fast with it. Freedom is the enemy when we’re trying to kill good ideas.
Their years of wisdom and experience will just complicate matters. majorities of people are usually smart. He also serves as Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors. 8. paralyzed by fear. Execute the idea purely in our natural power. Assume it’s your responsibility alone.. so I’m not writing out of arrogance but in confession. no one gets blamed for the death of the idea . Take a little more time to talk about your intentions for the good idea. Avoid learning from others who have acted on similar ideas. The Holy Spirit can’t even be seen visibly. No HTML tags allowed.. it’s really about keeping as many people as possible happy. I’m too afraid to touch this one. we need to be busy executing.com/pastors-preaching-articles/brandon-cox-a-dozen-ways-to-kill-a-great-idea-1583. he offers consultation to church leaders about communication. Brandon Cox BrandonaCox.. 12. After all. live with their two awesome kids in Bentonville. 6.com 3. in the end. take full credit (or blame) in the end and brag on how much we’ve been able to do (or not do) all on our own. Besides. Vote on it.asp 2/5 . they’re just all grumpy.com Brandon Cox is Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church. It’s better to re-invent the wheel. If we get help.5/23/13 A Dozen Ways to Kill a Great Idea by Brandon Cox -SermonCentral. Keep young people out of it. In his spare time. They’re all too inexperienced and unwise to lead anything. I’m guilty of at least a majority of these at one time or another in my own leadership. Keep women out of it. If we’re able to say. even in sarcasm. After all. 7.” it takes the pressure off anyone in particular who might actually take ownership. As long as you’re intending to do something good. branding.sermoncentral. Comments Be the first to leave a comment! Join the discussion Guidelines Be excellent to each other. 10. California. at least not individually.. experienced people out of it. afraid of change and set in their old-fashioned ways.. advanced . especially at committee meetings. we’ll just saddle people with the burden of investing their time into meaningful pursuits rather than having more free time to not develop their gifts for kingdom influence. do the voices of the young really matter? I thought they were meant to be seen and not heard . Keep old . a new church plant in northwest Arkansas. and social media. “Our church should really be doing this. This will give everyone a sense of power and let them decide that they’re “against” the idea even if it isn’t something they understand. or valued.. God’s power is just too much. Subscribe to Comments www. In all honesty. right? Besides.. 11. Arkansas. 9. Never ask people who have succeeded or failed before.com and Rick Warren's Pastor's Toolbox and was formerly a Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. I can just testify it’s boneheaded. He and his wife. In this way. 4. Angie. except that it never gets done. it’s as good as doing it.. But you will have meant well when it’s all said and not done. Assume it’s everyone’s responsibility. Be sure that everyone understands just how much failing can cost us so that we inch along. Devote a lot of time to calculating the costs. 5. Besides. not wasting time in prayer.
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