Friday, 8 August 2014

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - a quote attributed to Peter Drucker. I need to locate the source, as the context of his writing will be interesting.
However, it's come up a couple of times recently and I observe this reality week after week. 
How many great intentioned church leaders have arrived in a new congregation, had their energetic sense of vision warmly welcomed on arrival, only to see momentum grind to a stuttering halt two years down the line?
Practices ('tasks' on this illustration) shape culture, people produce practices. If I am not changed by the grace of God, then I should not be surprised if the culture around looks the same as it did last year.

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