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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im breakdown the leadership book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. In their conversation they discuss the importance of creating checklists and how they can help you become more efficient and effective.
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“This book will help you scale. It will help you delegate.”
“The world is becoming increasingly complex. In order to get things done consistently, his premise is you have to use checklists.”
“We don’t like checklists. They can be painstaking. They’re not much fun, but I don’t think the issue here is mere laziness.”
“Under conditions of complexity, not only are checklists a help, they are required for success.”
“Checklists raise wide, unexpected possibilities.”
“That’s not my problem is probably the worst thing people can think.”
“The book is going to help you in your church develop systems for recruitment and training.”
“Checklists are your friend.”
“You need to create some key checklists in your area.”
“Think about one of the things you would love to hand off. Identify it, create a checklist for it, and train someone up.”
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