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Movement: A culture of constant personal and corporate growth and improvement is enabled through effective change management, self-development and a leadership pipeline

Maximizing and Minimizing Lottery Leadership

Best Or Worst Directions On A SignpostLottery Leaders love change and lots of it. In fact, their leadership style is characterized by constant and massive change, often leaving followers drowning in their wake. And, frequently such leaders lack the analysis skills to distinguish between simply a good idea versus a really great idea.

If you are one caught in the wake of a speed boat leader then what can you do to help him or her maximize their creative and visionary strength yet minimize the chaotic and sub-optimizing downside of their Lottery Leadership?

Working with the Lottery Leader to run their ideas through one or more of the following four exercises can serve as tools to help bring clarity between a good idea and a great idea.

Tool #1: The Importance Scale

An exercise for classifying options, activities, events and programs according to their mission critical importance by using the following 1-4 scale:

  • Extremely Important to the Mission
  • Very Important to the Mission
  • Somewhat Important to the Mission
  • Not At All Important to the Mission

Tool #2: Impact/Risk Analysis

An exercise for classifying options, activities, events and programs according to their level of impact on the mission, objectives, goals and strategies of the church and their level of risk by using the following scale:

  • High Impact/Low Risk
  • High Impact/Medium Risk
  • High Impact/ High Risk
  • Medium Impact/Low Risk
  • Medium Impact/Medium Risk
  • Medium Impact/High Risk
  • Low Impact/Low Risk
  • Low Impact/Medium Risk
  • Low Impact/High Risk

Tool #3: Cost/Time/Impact Analysis

An exercise for classifying options, activities, events and programs according to their impact on the mission, objectives, goals and strategies of the church using the scale of High, Medium and Low and the criteria of cost and time and the weighting of dollars and hours.

Criteria Weighting Impact
Cost $ H, M, L
Time of Minister Hours H, M, L
Time of Support Staff Hours H, M, L
Time of Volunteers Hours H, M, L
Time of Participants Hours H, M, L

Tool #4: Strategic Alignment Analysis

An exercise for classifying options, activities, events and programs according to their strategic alignment with the church’s Objectives, Goals and Strategies.

Strategic Alignment
Scoring Value
        Score
Church Objectives
  • Aligns with None = 0
  • Aligns with One = 3
  • Aligns with Two = 6
  • Aligns with Three = 9
Church Goals
  • Aligns with None = 0
  • Aligns with One = 3
  • Aligns with Two = 6
  • Aligns with Three = 9
Church Strategies
  • Aligns with None = 0
  • Aligns with One = 3
  • Aligns with Two = 6
  • Aligns with Three = 9

Posted on July 14, 2015
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Jim Baker

Jim is a Church Organizational Leadership and Management Coach, Consultant and Trainer. Throughout his career Jim has demonstrated a passion for showing Pastors and Ministers how to use organizational tools for church and personal growth and health.

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