Leaders who bring lasting change – quote

Love this quote from T.J.Addington and the heart for Reach Global

For leaders who bring change and desire that change to last, there are two tipping points to watch. The first tipping point is a change in thinking. One of the significant changes we have been working on in ReachGlobal is for our staff to be equippers of others rather than primarily doers. In this way we move from a model of addition in missions to a model of multiplication. For those who came into the organization when staff were primarily doers, this has been a difficult transition to make, but ten years in we have passed the tipping point in thinking multiplication rather than addition. The second and more difficult tipping point is that of figuring out how to do multiplication rather than addition. Until that occurs, the new DNA will not have been planted in a way that will outlast our current leadership. It is really about developing, empowering, and releasing others in ministry. As that concept catches momentum, the DNA of being equippers will become part of the lasting culture of ReachGlobal.”  T.J.Addington

From the book by “T.J.Addington “Deep Influence”

sticking with it

This paragraph about Rolly Richert in a post from Tic Long inspired me:

Actually part of the reason for the failure was Rolly gave real decision making power to younger leaders on his team and some of the decisions they made lead to the failure (decisions by the way that Rolly was against but he had empowered them so he was sticking with them)

What a testimony to great leadership – when you empower the team you stick with the team, whatever the cost!  This example is one that I desire to emulate, one that all leaders should emulate and one that could change the face of organisations world wide, if only it was followed.

Often you hear of examples that end more positively, this one had negative consequences but the character of an individual shone through – that is why people could testify to such a great character as they remember his life.