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Are You Dressing Up A Turkey?

Allow Your Team To Get Honest About Bad Ideas.

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Allow Your Team To Get Honest About Bad Ideas.

Seth Godin has a great post about the need to say NO or to say STOP.

His case in point is the movie The Lone Ranger.

The movie  flopped at the box office.

It cost almost a quarter of a billion (BILLION) dollars to make.

Seth’s point is:  the movie was made by some of the best professionals in the business:  actors, producers, marketing departments, etc.

But they were trying to dress up a turkey.

(I’ve heard one church staff member over the years call this process “spray painting a turd”).

They tried to make something look good that just wasn’t.

Seth’s point:  You need people on your team who will call a turkey a turkey (or a turd a turd if you like that illustration).  Someone that will stop basting the turkey or spray painting and say NO or STOP.

Do you have THAT kind of person on your staff?

Do you have THAT kind of person on your board?

If not?  Find that person.  They’re a valuable asset to your team.

 

https://seths.blog/2013/07/basting-the-turkey/

 

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Todd Rhoades

Todd has invested over 30 years in serving churches, having served as a worship pastor for over 15 years, a church elder for more than a decade, and in various ministry leadership roles in both the business and non-profit sectors. As the original founder and developer of ChurchStaffing.com, Todd fundamentally changed the way thousands of churches search for pastors and staff on the internet. Todd is a graduate of Cedarville University, and lives in Bryan, OH with his wife, Dawn.

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