August 17, 2011 Tony Morgan

What if working harder doesn’t work?

“It’s part common sense, part human nature to press on towards a break through. If we are not producing at work, we just work harder, longer hours. If our organization is not growing, we work the same plan harder. It seldom seems to occur to us that ‘more’ or ‘harder’ might not be the answer. Sometimes the only thing that works is ‘different.'” –Maurilio Amorim, CEO of the A Group

Check out the rest of Maurilio’s article. The problem, of course, is “different” is uncomfortable. We may prefer our current plan. We know it. We like it. We may not personally like the different plan, even if it could potentially have a bigger impact.

This is why many churches are stuck. “More” and “harder” are easy. “Different” requires real leadership.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and
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