In doing research for a paper on the mission of God and the marketplace, I came across Patrick Lencioni’s works on organizational health and management.
He’s been consulting with companies for years and recently, he’s been working with parishes (he’s deeply committed Catholic Christian).
In this short interview, he explains how church staff and leadership are the primary agents of health in the parish.
“They have to learn how to trust each other, argue well, make commitments, hold each other accountable, and focus on getting results for God. When they settle for mediocrity, it’s so sad, and that idea of settling for mediocrity because ‘it’s just church stuff so it’s good enough’ has often pervaded our Church.”Patrick Lencioni
Like companies, the Church has a mission. But its mission has deeper implications than a company (not that it’s “better” than a company). So it requires deeper vulnerability, courage, resilience. Deeper accountability to one another and the work. A deeper commitment to practice leadership health and stay focused on the mission of God…to the world renewed by the love of God. that’s the aim. That’s the focus!!!