I recently had the opportunity to spend the day with a small group of high capacity business and church leaders. (Thanks to Bob Buford for being such a gracious host!) I took several pages of notes as I learned from these amazing guys. Here are some of my takeaways:
*Being healthy means you are self-sustaining. Thriving means you are self-sustaining and blessing others–you are multiplying. This is true in your personal life and in the organization you are leading.
*There is no “right” structure. In a growing organization structure is always shifting.
*Leaders must spend 80% of their time getting the right talent and nurturing the right talent on their team. If you get the right talent then you will be able to scale your organization.
*When you are hiring, make sure the candidate’s personal values match up with the organization’s values. Alignment is imperative!
*Negative energy from an employee in an organization is devastating.
*The leader of an organization is: 1) Keeper of the vision 2) Keeper of the culture 3) Keeper of the talent.