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Big churches take note: Fortune magazine says the rules of business have changed

BradThis is a guest post from my brother Brad Rowell who works for DeWALT Industrial Tools and is involved in a church plant called Hillside Church of Southeast Denver.  (See photo from last summer to the right).
The July 10 issue of the business magazine Fortune has a good cover story entitled The New Rules: Tearing up the Jack Welch playbook that I thought applied to the church.  The article basically says that famous GE CEO Jack Welch's rules for winning in the 1990's no longer apply today.  The article blasts Jack's 7 rules and suggests 7 new ones that might work.
New Rulesvs.Old Rules
1 Agile is best; being big can bite you. Big dogs own the street.
2 Find a niche, create something new. Be No. 1 or No. 2 in your market.
3 The customer is king. Shareholders rule.
4 Look out, not in. Be lean and mean.
5 Hire passionate people. Rank your players; go with the A's.
6 Hire a courageous CEO. Hire a charismatic CEO.
7 Admire my soul. Admire my might
I thought that many of the "old rules" reminded me of building mega-churches in the 80's and 90's and I thought many of the "new rules" are being practiced by the emerging church of today. 
Enjoy,

Brad Rowell

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