Results Bucket

Chapter 1. The Results Bucket
Read this chapter (download the PDF).

CORE COMPETENCY #1:

We focus on results. We are not activity-driven, we are results-driven. We measure what we value, so we celebrate both the writing and the achieving of team-blessed standards of performance for every staff member, board member and volunteer. We also abandon dead horses and sacred cows.


RESOURCES IN THE RESULTS BUCKET:

READ: "Ensuring Mission Impact: How to Move from Strategy to Results," by Matt Britenberg and Art Caccese, from the December 2003 issue of Christian Management Report, published by Christian Management Association (now Christian Leadership Alliance). Download.

WORKSHEET #1.1: Where Are Your Priorities? Download this worksheet on the "Five Signs You Might Be More Focused on Inside Results Than on Outside Results" (Figure 1.1 from Chapter 1).

WORKSHEET #1.2: "When the Horse Is Dead, Dismount." Download this PDF and check the Top-5 answers you often hear in your organization!

WORKSHEET #1.3: Peter Drucker on "Goal Alignment." Download this PDF and read this classic story told by Peter Drucker at a CEO retreat. (Read Ball #1 in The Meetings Bucket on page 256.)

THINK ABOUT: After the book was written, Willow Creek Community Church announced this remarkable research study on the results they were achieving and were NOT achieving. It's a must read. Click here to order from Amazon, Reveal Where Are You? or visit the Reveal website.

DELEGATE YOUR READING! Ask team members to pick a book below--and share a book review at your next staff meeting. See the Book Bucket for more ideas on why Leaders Are Readers.

NOTE! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Some of the links to the books featured on Amazon have changed. (Gee...thanks, Amazon!) For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2015). The list will be updated on Dec. 31, 2016.