Recently Read: How to Turn Around Nearly Anything

 Photo by H. Michael Karshis via Flickr

Photo by H. Michael Karshis via Flickr

Rob Rynders, one of the pastors at City Square Church (a United Methodist church plant)  in Phoenix, AZ shared a link today that is helpful for all of us in the United Methodist Church to consider. Although it comes from a business perspective it recognizes that institutions of all types are faced with turning around their organizations:

The Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series championship will long be remembered as proof that you can turn around nearly anything. The team ended last season at the bottom of the standings (Las Vegas odds were 28 to 1 that they’d make it to the World Series), but rallied this year. With renewed solidarity and determination, the beard-wearing Sox went on to win the division, the playoffs, and the big prize.

Their game is baseball, my game is change. I’ve been involved with turnarounds for years, including observing and writing about the Red Sox 2004 World Series win that reversed many decades of being almost-rans. In turbulent times, turnarounds are increasingly a fact of life.

via How to Turn Around Nearly Anything – Rosabeth Moss Kanter – Harvard Business Review.

Click on the link above to check it out.

What do you think? Are Moss Kanter’s suggestions applicable to the United Methodist Church? How would you begin to implement them in your setting?

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