Week 27 of 52. Welcome to Drucker Mondays, a 52-week journey through the new book, A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness, by Joseph A. Maciariello. Each Monday, we'll feature a Drucker fan and his or her favorite snippet from the week's topic. (Subscribe on this page.) Bob Andringa is our guest writer today.
THE BIG IDEA FROM THE BOOK: Autonomous, controlled organizations are the past. Networked people and organizations are the future. Independent organizations need to become interdependent. That requires trust, clear values and objectives, and constant good communications among all involved in collaboration.
BOB ANDRINGA'S FAVORITE DRUCKER INSIGHTS from Week 27, pages 209-215:
• Denominations are obsolete; local churches from many denominations pursuing shared goals reflect the networked society (example: Rick Warren’s purpose-driven church network).
• “Developed countries are moving fast toward a network society.”
BOB ANDRINGA'S COLOR COMMENTARY:
So you think you can do this alone? No missional organization can accomplish its vision without being worthy of and joining with others to achieve common goals.
THIS WEEK'S QUOTES & COMMENTARY BY BOB ANDRINGA:
Bob Andringa, a consultant/coach to CEOs and boards with The Andringa Group, loves what he calls re-firement, a term he learned from one of his mentors, Ted Engstrom, meaning the years after full-time employment. Bob agrees they are the best years of life for learning, serving and loving God and your neighbor—even starting a new nonprofit to give back some of what life has taught (Network Life, LLC). Two of the books he’s authored include The Nonprofit Board Answer Book and Good Governance for Nonprofits.
1. What does your ministry have that other ministries would value in a partnership?
2. Which organizations or individuals outside of your ministry should you seek out to be in your network?
3. What do you need to change to lead by influence rather than control?
On July 13, 2015, Mark P. Fischer, social entrepreneur and executive mentor, will share his color commentary on Week 28’s topic, “Managing the Superstar,” the first of three weeks on “Managing Your Members.”