These are some of my notes from the second session of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit.
- Cultural fit is the critical thing
- Don't make decision out of great place of need
- First impressions are often wrong
- Interviews are not a great indicator
- The people who are the best fit are naturally drawn to the culture of the organization
- Boards need to have their own set of values and agreements
- Boards need to spend time together to build trust
- Take 10 minutes at the end of every meeting to evaluate the meeting
- Boards need term limits (Willow's are 4 years)
- NT teaches a need for plurality of leadership
- True compassion involves honesty and candor
- Tiring should never be a surprise, never
- Before firing: Retrain. Reassign/Reposition. Retire.
- Systems provide clarity, but do not negate the need to be honest
- The kindest form of managment is the truth
- Constant feedback results in two things, positive change or individual self selects to leave
- The kindest form of management is the truth.
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