Organizational Culture: Must-Read and Listen Resources
You may consider the subject of organizational culture above your pay grade or a field of expertise that you don’t need or that has little to do with building a thriving small group ministry. If that’s you…I’m sorry, but I must beg you to reconsider.
Instead, I believe it is essential learning if you’re building a thriving small group ministry.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker
Noted organizational consultant and author, Peter Drucker pointed out that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” I submit that a ministry with an unhealthy culture cannot become anything significant. Therefore, the leaders of ministries who fail to become students of culture do so at the peril of their organizations.
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On that note, here is a set of podcasts, articles and books that will help you take your understanding of organizational culture to a new level:
Andy Stanley on Organizational Culture
Craig Groeschel on Creating a Values-Driven Culture
The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace by S. Chris Edmonds. I’m 50 pages into this one and it’s already proving to be rich in ideas and insights.
Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT by Paul Marciano. One of the highest rated books I could find on the topic.
Ministry in a Fog? 6 Critical Questions that Create Clarity in Organizations. My takeaway from Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business.
How Do You Change Organizational Culture by Michael Hyatt. This is Michael’s backstage interview with Patrick Lencioni.