More tactics lead to more change
I often function out of this paradigm yet see fewer results than when I change it to this:
One tactic leads to much change
Your ministry needs to change _________. But my guess is that there are literally hundreds of specific changes that need to made before that big _________ can take place.
A couple examples:
- “You should switch to Gmail.” (which is tens of tactics) vs showing someone how well the search function works inside of gmail.
- “We need to do more evangelism” vs aligning and training one highly influential person in your ministry to evangelism.
The challenge for us as leaders of change is spending the time thinking through these specific tactics. I’ve noticed leaders who talk about change often but never provide a specific tactic or path to change. That’s just plain laziness, and communicates that they are not really about change, but more about posturing.
A great question to ask yourself is “what can I, and only I do as a leader?” (via former CCC staff and Bethel Prof. Mark McCloskey). If you are not being specific and intentional about thinking through how to change you can bet everyone else is even less clear.