GLS2017分享2: Replace How with Wow!

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  • “WOW ideas to life, don’t HOW them to death.”
  • “The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop leading. The moment you stop leading, people go somewhere else.” 
  • “Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise. You need to raise WOW kids.”
  • “The world will put enough HOWS in front of our kids. Let’s be WOW parents.”
  • If someone has an idea, how much does it cost you to lean in and say, “WOW!”

8月16日晚上,翁传道分享了参加GLS2017的感受,他重点提到了Andy Stanley的信息!他一开始就是提到一个如果对神的工作失去热情的可怕,后来转到了让他和师母非常震撼的How和Wow的信息!

他鼓励大家多多用Wow取代How去与别人积极交流!

GLS 2017: Session 4 – Andy Stanley

  • 27 years ago, I was sitting in the balcony and I heard Bill talk and I was ruined. I was holy dissatisfied.
  • Our church is almost 22 years ago. We’ve been evaluating. If we had to do it all over again, what would we do all over again?
  • Often we don’t do an autopsy on our successes; we often just autopsy on our failures.
  • Lessons from the first 20 years on the Andy Stanley Podcast.
  • Why did our organization grow so fast? We’re not growing that fast any more. We had a uniquely better product.
  • Finding or creating a uniquely better product is difficult.
  • If you have the only hot dog stand in town, your hot dogs don’t have to be that good. We weren’t the best, but we had a uniquely better product.
  • Segway is not unique; it’s a one-of-a-kind thing.
  • You are doing something so unique in your category that it gets people’s attention.
  • By better, we mean it does what it is suppose to do better than the competition.
  • It can’t just be unique; it can be better; when it’s uniquely better, people show up.
  • We created an engaging church experience for the entire family, especially for men.
  • We are not unique any more. We are constantly trying to get better. We are no longer uniquely better.
  • Somebody in your industry is messing with the rules to the prevailing model. Every industry has a prevailing model. Every industry has shared assumptions. Shared assumptions get you into trouble.  Every industry is stuck.
  • Discovering uniquely better is virtually impossible. Odds are you won’t discover uniquely better. Recognizing uniquely better is possible.
  • Uniquely better is often the byproduct of circumstances that successful organizations are trying to avoid.
  • Multisite church was an example. It began as a solution to a problem. Now it’s a church planting strategy.
  • Willow Creek was so unique that other churches couldn’t believe that it was better.
  • Our best hope, since we’re probably not going to manufacture the next big thing, is to create organizations that recognize rather than resist uniquely better.
  • You have to be a student, not a critic.
    • I remember when we started, there were pastors standing in the back of the auditorium with their arms crossed saying, “This can’t be of God. Look at all these people.”
    • I will never criticize something I do not understand. When I feel my emotions going that way, I’m just going to stop.
    • We need naturally resist things we don’t understand or we can’t control.
    • The moment you start criticizing, you stop learning. When you stop learning, you quit leading. When you quit leading, all the other leaders under you will go somewhere else.
    • “The  next generation product and idea almost never comes from the previous generation. ” – Al Reis
  • Keep your eyes and mind wide open.
    • Listen to outsiders. Listen to outsiders. Listen to outsiders.
    • Listen to people who are not in our industry. Listen to people who don’t understand what we do.
    • Outsiders aren’t bound by our assumptions. “That won’t work because… (ASSUMPTION) …”
    • Close-minded leaders close minds.
    • The reason you’re looking for a new job or new house is because you work for a close-minded leader.
    • You will close the eyes and the minds of those around you.
    • If you do this, you’re next generation will leave and take their ideas with them. Your status quo leaders will stay and defend the status quo until its too late.
    • How do you respond to staff who make suggestions based on what they’ve seen at other organizations, especially when its a competitor?
    • When is the last time your organization embraced a big idea that wasn’t your idea?
    • When is the last time you weren’t sure about an initiative but gave the go ahead any way?
    • “We must pay attention to the frontiers of our ignorance.” – Sam Harris
    • Being the leader and leading are two different things.
  • Replace How? with Wow!
    • The moment someone says the “h” word all creative forces die.
    • If someone has an idea, how much does it cost you to say “wow.” You lose nothing by saying wow. You may lose the next generation idea by asking how.
    • Wow ideas to life, don’t how them to death. You can “how” an idea right out the door.
    • Nothing is in gained if you don’t know what your people are dreaming about.
    • Married women in the room: this how/wow idea, your husband comes home with a new idea. Somehow you think God has put you in our lives to “how” our ideas to death. Don’t worry. We almost never follow through with anything.
    • Parents: be careful with our kids. The world will put enough hows in front of them; they don’t need that. Let’s just be wow parents.  Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise.
  • Ask the uniquely better questions.
    • Is this unique?
    • What would make it unique?
    • Is it better?
    • Is it better…really?
  • Someone out there is working on it. Will we positioned to recognize it?