Tearing down to rebuild

Terry Storch has a great article about Tiger Woods and his fourth Master’s Golf win. Here’s an excerpt:

All of Tigerƒ¢¢â€š¬¢â€ž¢s critics are saying that he made a stupid decision to change his swing. Tiger was on the top of his game, the best golfer in the world, and he goes off and changes his swing. Why? Why would Tiger do that? Simple, he wants to get better. Tiger saw that with his current swing, he was as good as he was going to be. And that was not good enough for him, so he made a change. A change that set him back, a change that everyone was against, a change that not many people understood.

Sometimes in our organizations, be it churches or businesses or small groups or little league teams, we have to tear down the organization, deal with the struggles that will occur so that the rebuilt organization can be better than ever. It’s the process of going from good to great.

It’s not easy. It is difficult and people will pull away from you and leave the organization because of the changes. But the reality is that if we are going to continue to excel and get better and grow we have to be in constant change. It is not an option. Sometimes it is a little tweak here and there. Other times you just have to kill a program, rebrand the church as it is re-organized or shut everything down until change can be made.

This is not change for change sake. It is leadership, helping the organization become the best organization.

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

He has also pastored 3 churches and loves to think about, write about and podcast about scripture, theology, and leadership.

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