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Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

7 Deadly Assumptions #1: Anchoring – Leadership Network Blog

7 Deadly Assumptions #1: Anchoring – Leadership Network Blog

My family and I enjoy watching the show American Pickers.  It’s a show about a couple of guys, Mike and Frank, who travel the country looking for junk to ‘pick’ and then turn around and sell to collectors for a nice profit.  Its enjoyable to watch, and educational as well, vicariously experiencing Americana one piece of junk at a time. One of the things you get to see a lot of on American Pickers is negotiating.  Mike and Frank are constantly matching wits with collectors, trying to get the best deal that will net them a nice profit in the end.  One of the keys to the whole negotiation process is setting the initial price to open the negotiations.  This ‘anchor price’ serves as the foundation of negotiations, resulting in either getting a steal, walking away with nothing, or being stuck with an over-valued item.  Sometimes the anchor price is based on known market value for a particular item, but often times it is a somewhat arbitrary number pulled...

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Discovery Skill #4: Experimenting – Leadership Network Blog

Discovery Skill #4: Experimenting – Leadership Network Blog

This is our fifth post in our series on innovation “discovery skills.” If you haven’t read the previous posts, catch up on them here: Introduction: 5 Discovery Skills of Innovators Discovery Skill #1 – Association Discovery Skill #2 – Questioning Discovery Skill #3 – Observing As I mentioned in the last post, observation is critical to developing breakthrough ideas. But what you do afterwards is even more critical. A big part of moving ideas to implementation to impact is interacting with new insights through experimentation. When we think of experiments, we think of scientists in lab coats or of great inventors like Thomas Edison. Like scientists, innovative entrepreneurs actively try out new ideas by creating prototypes and launching pilots. (As Edison said, “I haven’t failed. I’ve simply found 10,000 ways that do not work.”) The world is their laboratory. Unlike observers, who intensely watch the world, experimenters construct interactive experiences and try to provoke unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge. Innovative entrepreneurs regularly engage in some form of...

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Kingdom, Uncategorized |

Share What Your Church Is Exploring – You Could Win $250

Share What Your Church Is Exploring – You Could Win $250

The research team at Leadership Network is conducting a survey of church leaders that could win you a $250 gift card for participating.  Here’s the scoop: Please tell us what’s moving toward the front burner at your church by taking our survey addressing topics such as multisite, technology, generosity, leadership development, and more. In return, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 Amazon.com gift card. We will also email you a copy of our survey findings when we publish them. Plus, you’ll get our recent report Searching for Strong Senior Leadership Teams: What 145 Church Teams Told Us. Your anonymity and privacy will be protected; only summary information will be released. If you have questions, please contact me directly. This is the largest-scale survey we’ve ever conducted, and we anticipate some very significant learnings. We appreciate you helping to shape the outcome. Here is a link to the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oiIekBoM_2fY3g52iy7W8ELA_3d_3d This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address. Please do not forward this message. If you would like...

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