I have had the great honor of working to protect and enlarge the legacy of Dallas Willard. Watch Dr. Gary Black, Jr. lay the foundation for what a Christian leader must be and do in order to serve the common good by way of the Kingdom. This video based on The Divine Conspiracy Continued is well worth watching.
Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” turned management theory into a serious discipline. In a legendary career that spanned almost 70 years, he revolutionized modern business practices, influencing such far-reaching developments as decentralization, privatization and empowerment.
Drucker was among the first to address the emergence of the information society and, in 1959, coined the now-defining term “knowledge worker.” His plain-spoken style and his use of simple language to express complex business strategies resonate with managers of business and social institutions the world over. As a result, his influence is felt every day in untold numbers of business and policy decisions around the globe.
What year do you think Charles Wagner said this from Paris?
“Amid the confused restlessness of modern life, our wearied minds dream of simplicity.”
Charles made this observation in 1895 from Paris…that would be prior the invention of the car, the airplane, TV, the computer, iphone, kindle, the internets (yes…plural) and even before social media that fights tooth-and-nail against any true movement toward simplicity.
Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach says…
“The biggest challenge for everyone living today is how to adjust to a continual increase of complexity in every area of life.”
The only way to adjust is to really understand your priorities – what to pursue and what to abandon. It can be done and a LifePlan is the THE BEST tool for gaining that ever eluding simplicity.
A ship engine failed, no one could fix it.
Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. The engine was fixed!
7 Days later the owners got his bill for 10k. ‘What?!’ the owners said ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill. ”
The reply simply said:
“Tapping with a hammer. $2”
“Knowing where to tap? $9,998”
Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience.
(source: Mark Varner of Belt Press and Dewatering Equipment Rentals)
Jim Collins relates a class discussion that went like this…”Leaders are inspired. Leaders are large. Leaders are the kids with the black leather jackets, sunglasses, and sheer unadulterated cool. Managers, well, they’re the somewhat nerdy kids, decidedly less interesting, lacking charisma. And of course, we all wanted to be leaders, and leave the drudgery of management to others…We could not have been more misguided and juvenile in our thinking. As Peter Drucker shows right here, in these pages (in the pages of Management, Revised Edition), the very best leaders are first and foremost effective managers. Those who seek to lead but fail to manage will become either irrelevant or dangerous, not only to their organizations, but to society.”
On multiple occasions, Peter Drucker articulated the difference between management and leadership. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” Drucker would say in his deep Austrian accent. We hear more and more about leadership today but not so much about management which should be a cause for concern. The two contributions to the accomplishment of objectives must compliment each other and move in the same direction.
- Is your leadership backed up by good management?
- Is your management spending time on the right things?
Bob Buford established ten values that guide his business, philanthropy and his life. All ten of Bob’s values are worthy of deep study: www.ACTIVEenergy.net
PRESS RELEASE FROM MOSAIC STRATEGY GROUP
DATE: August 26, 2016
MOSAIC STRATEGY GROUP COMPLETES WORK ENSURING LEGACY OF DALLAS WILLARD
Few thought-leaders have impacted the world like the late Dallas Willard. A loved husband and father, author of over ten books including The Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart, world-renowned professor of philosophy at The University of Southern California—Dallas changed the conversation in the Christian community as well as the academic arena.
After years of working with the Willard family, Mosaic Strategy Group has concluded their assignment by delivering trademark certificates for “Dallas Willard” and his most enduring brand, “Divine Conspiracy.”
President of Mosaic Strategy Group, Derek Bell comments, “I had the great pleasure of meeting Dallas several times and each time I felt as if I was in the presence of a giant of our faith—yet packaged in a gentle and thoughtful demeanor. Walking with the Willard family to bring structure and longevity to Dallas’ legacy is a great honor. I hope I have served them well.”
To find out more about Mosaic Strategy Group, visit: www.mosaicstrategy.us.
The “Buford/Drucker 1” will be a weekly nugget from Bob Buford or Peter Drucker that if taken seriously and applied…can go a long way in your life and work.
A little about Peter…
Peter Drucker is known as the “Father of Modern Management” and for good reason. In his own words, when asked about his contribution to the study of management, Peter said this…
That I early on – almost sixty years ago – realized that MANAGEMENT has become the constitutive organ and function of the Society of Organizations;
That MANAGEMENT is not “Business Management” – though it first attained attention in business – but the governing organ of ALL institutions of Modern Society;
That I established the study of MANAGEMENT as a DISCIPLINE in its own right; and
That I focused this discipline on People and Power; on Values, Structure and Constitution; and ABOVE ALL ON RESPONSIBILITIES – that is focused the Discipline of Management on Management as a truly LIBERAL ART.
Peter F. Drucker – written in response to the question…what do you consider your most important contribution?
The “Drucker 1 Thought” will be a weekly nugget from Drucker that if taken seriously and applied…can go a long way in your life and work.
HOW ORGANIZATIONS DIE FROM WITHIN
An organization’s deadliest enemies are internal. How we treat each other while we face external challenges determines our ability to win.
Internal environments are more important than external issues.
Read Dan Rockwell’s post at Leadership Freak – a great blog