Tag Archives: management

Redesigning an Hierarchical Organization (1.32)

Those of us leading organizations or designing them, have a practical problem today moving us into “hierarchical” thinking — concern for IRS regulations and rules moves us in that direction.  I’ve discussed that reality earlier in my blog, but suffice … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Controlled or Empowered? (1:31)

Creating organizations that stifle the creativity of our colleagues in ministry, and harness them into places and jobs where they don’t thrive, works against the very image

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What? An Organization that Unleashes the Missionary? (1.30)

I’ve written some about our experience working in Communist countries in the 70’s and 80’s.  After 25 years, the recent Olympics gave another view of how things work in countries with a strong “hierarchy.”  Fifty-one billion dollars can get the … Continue reading

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Ouch! The King Takes at Least 10% Away from You! (1.21))

While I’m focusing most on the “hierarchical system” in this series of blog posts, I want to reiterate again, that leadership abuses can surface in any of the basic three types of church Polity.  The leadership philosophy, personal security, and … Continue reading

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My Way or the Highway! (1.15)

When an Organization gets started and starts to grow, as Life Impact did in 2003 with it’s incorporation and then its growth spurt starting in 2006, a basic question is, “How do we set up our organizational structure?“

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Crippled to Be Blessed in 2014?

As January unfolds, I’m in the midst of my planning for 2014.  Since I enjoy the planning process, this is one of the highlights of my year.  But planning is the easy and fun part.  Accomplishing the plans is the … Continue reading

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