“But it is equally critical to have a strategy that makes sense in the context of what is going on and execute it with purpose and pace. If you spend too much time looking over your shoulder, you will not execute well.”–Fred Wilson
I feel like I could spend the next ten years on “a strategy that makes sense in the context of what’s going on” and be extremely effective in ministry. What a great quote!
When moving my ministry from X to Y so often what other ministry’s/people factor too heavily in the execution process. Also the strategy and vision that was so fresh a month or two ago suddenly gets pushed aside in order to make sure my ministry is not “behind” on something someone else is doing. LAME!
One more great quote from Wilson:
“Plan, build, ship, and scale. Assess. Repeat again and again. Win.”
So often what gets lost when we focus on keeping up with others is ASSESS! It’s hard enough to take the time to effectively evaluate what’s working and what’s not, what can be improved for next time, etc.
Let me throw this out there: Don’t be an ass. Assess your ministry!
No one is thinking and as accountable for the future of your ministry as you are. Strategic assessment and correction is THE GAME for the long-term health of your ministry.