About a year ago copies of Fast Company started showing up at my door.
I hadn’t subscribed. Hadn’t even heard of the magazine before they started showing up, but I think Tom Haverford was one of the first subscribers. Some of the content is really challenging and I always flip through it, but I have no idea why they keep showing up in my mailbox.
96 Lessons for 2013 splashed across the cover of the latest issue. Inside you had short thoughts from business and thought leaders from various industries with some wisdom. I immediately saw ministry application in some.
Now sure there are some that don’t really connect but on the whole there was plenty that got me thinking. And for some of you this will bring up past (and current) arguments about the influence of business on the church. There are valid concerns but I often see a critique from my generation to the church growth crowd for employing corporate models, while my generation idolizes the entrepreneur and start up. You can’t have one without the other.
There is an online version of the article available, but it varies from the print piece. I will be using the print version, but of course go check out the article and give Fast Company some traffic as they put this together.
So for the next couple of months you will periodically see a new post examining one of these statements and how I see a connection to ministry. This page will serve as a landing page that will be updated as things are posted.
- Anger Equals Engagement
- Be Ready for your Critics
- CEO’s Need Advice Too
- During Tough Times, Stay Strong
- Weigh Your Priorities
- Celebrate Each Step
- Focus on the 20 Million Positives
- Even Old Organizations Can Innovate
- You’ll Never be Finished
- Be Different
- Lead With Purpose
- Even All-Stars Need Structure
- Rethink Expertise
- Rewrite the Rules
- Don’t Overcommit
- Assemble a Dedicated Team with a Shared Vision
- Don’t be an Autocrat
- You Can’t Please Everybody
- Good Sleep is Good Business
- Meet Outside the Box