In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im breakdown the leadership book Profitable Growth is Everyone’s Business: 10 Tools You Can Use Monday Morning by Ram Charan. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- 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?
“When we think about church, a lot of people are obsessed with growth.”
“People started treating baptism like it was the finish line instead of the starting line.”
“Apply some of the findings in this book toward the growth of your ministry.”
“If you want to grow your church, you have to grow your people.”
“Improving productivity and increasing revenue are seen as two separate things, but in reality they are, in fact, inseparable for long term success.”
“Growth projects are not additional work, they replace a less productive part of their job.”
“We love starting things, we don’t mind refining things, but it’s really hard to stop.”
“We are not saying that profitable revenue growth is the goal of a church, but we are taking principles of this book and we are going to talk about how it applies to leadership in the local church.”
“We will not impact our community until we release the people to do the work.”
“I do think it’s important to ask people questions until they ask you the question.”
“This is about making sure that the things that are growing, and the things that are most aligned with our purpose, are the things that are being fed the most.”
“It’s not just about the number of people your church serves, it’s about the depth to which you serve them.”