Chase the Vision, Not the Path

Want to change the culture in an organization, business, church or institution? Ask “what should it look like around here?” then begin taking action in that direction. That’s how the new growth at the fringes makes its way into the center. This is leadership at its raw essence.

I stumbled across some words of wisdom that support this idea:

Do not seek to follow the footsteps of men of old. Seek what they sought! – BASHO

Take from the altar of the past the fire, not the ashes! – JEAN JAURES

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. – Author of Hebrews

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded Indigitous.org, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at www.onleadingwell.com.

1 comment

  1. Ken – this post dove tails really well into your Twitter/Social Networking posts.

    Social networking is a very useful tool for cultural change that runs beneath the formal org chart and power maps.

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