Monday, October 6, 2008

Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley

Sometimes I hear feedback. I've said many times that feedback is the most necessary and over-rated leadership practice. I know that feedback is necessary but it is painful. Setting aside pride is not easy for anyone. Andy Stanley's book Practices of Effective Ministry is a great guide to evaluation ministry effectiveness. Below are the 7 practices he describes in his book:

Steps to Achieve Effectiveness (Practices of Effective Ministry – Andy Stanley)

1. Clarify the Win
Define what is important at every level of the organization

2. Think Steps, Not Programs
Before you start anything, make sure it takes you where you need to go. Begin with the end in mind.

3. Narrow the Focus
Do fewer things in order to make a greater impact

4. Teach less for More
Say only what you need to say to the people who need to hear it

5. Listen to Outsiders
Focus on who you’re trying to reach, not who you’re trying to keep

6. Replace Yourself
Learn to hand off what you do

7. Work on it
Take time to evaluate you work and to celebrate your wins

1 comment:

Carter McDaniel said...

Good thoughts. And a good picture of a nice-looking Allen & Heath GL2800 to go with them. However, I am not sure what to make of you using a picture of one of our audio consoles right next to the sentence, "Sometimes I hear feedback." Hmm....