It’s really important for every leader to have a filter to process everything that goes into making a decision and executing a plan, here’s a quick look at mine.
I’m sure its something I picked up at a conference, book or the back of a Captain Crunch box.
- Collect :: Gather any and all information that seems to be relevant. Basically I make a big pile of stuff.
- Process :: Discard things that either don’t matter or can be done later. Also eliminate things that need a simple decision by making that decision now.
- Organize :: This can be the real time consumer. This is the step where people are delegated to and tools are selected to accomplish the task.
- Review :: Take the time to re-clarify what we’re doing, how we’re doing it and who is doing what. This is the time to catch mistakes and redundancies and save a lot of time.
- Do :: Pull the trigger!
So here we are at Phase One – Collect.
This is a unique challenge for me since I am new on staff. It’s one thing to have to collect all of the info that is spread all over Gateway Church, but on top of that I have to figure out who I should and shouldn’t be collecting info from.
So here’s the wide angle look at what we have in play right now: