Quotebook: Allocating Finite Resources

Having the discussion about next year’s budget yet?  Trying to figure out how to allocate limited dollars?  Shrinking dollars?  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used this great Carl George line:

“Leaders allocate the finite resources of the organization to the critical growth path.”

No one says it like Carl George.  So much to learn from one line.  Who allocates to the critical growth path?  Leaders.  Everyone else chooses based on a whim, personal preference or “what we’ve always done.”

See also Ten Ideas that Have Shaped My Philosophy of Ministry and Budgeting for the Preferred Future.