I enjoy learning vicariously through others through twitter, blogs, articles, and emails.
Here are some great insights from the Leadership Summit in August at Willow Creek:
Jessica Jackley from Kiva (via Tony Kim’s blog):
“KIVA – a non-profit organization started to help load money to the needy internationally. Through small donations as little as $25, KIVA has already raised over $80 million dollars in four years alone to help resource the impoverish across the globe.
The average loan size for needy family is between $500-$600 and the percentage rate of repayment is 98.5 %
It’s not a matter of whose job it is, but who is the best person to do the job.
We believe in the power ‘co-creation’. It’s like ‘herding cats’ but who says that’s bad?
Innovation is a life giving idea. The church should have the biggest most creative ideas in the world.
There is structure and good management, but when you’re trust-based you get a lot more done.”
Gary Hamel, business consultant (via Tony Kim’s blog):
“Are you changing as fast as the world around you? Are you the vanguard or the old guard?
The world is creating a desire for the authentic. Unprecedented changes are bringing unprecedented strategies.
The future has already happened but it is unequally distributed among a few.
An Oak tree has no idea where the fertile ground is so it drops everywhere. Don’t generate one big acorn. Diverge a lot!”