Who are the conceptual thinkers that have helped shape Leadership Network's unique approach of moving from ideas to implementation to impact? Since our founding in 1984 we have become the nation’s leading catalyst for connecting innovative church leaders. Our primary conceptual pioneers are Peter Drucker, Everett Rogers, and Lyle Schaller.
Leadership Network's CEO, Dave Travis (pictured right), recently presented a list that he describes as some of the key titles that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our work with our clients (church leaders we serve, also known as innovation partners).
Yesterday we shared Part 1 of this list. Over the next three days we will share three more parts of this list with you (with subsequent issues here: Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5). We hope you can benefit from this list personally, while also getting a deeper look at the heart and soul of Leadership Network.
Part 2: Meeting Design and Group Process
The Back of the Napkin – Dan Roam
The importance of using simple visuals in explanations. There are several follow-ons that are also beneficial.
Open Space Technology – Harrison Owen
Foundational work on large group interventions.
Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change – by David Sibbet
This one just came out. It is the culmination of his previous works, Visual Meetings and Visual Teams. This one brings the others together nicely. If you only read one, make it this one.
The Handbook of Large Group Methods or Large Group Interventions – Barbara Benedict Bunker and Billie Alban
Either work helps you understand the thought that needs to go into facilitation of large meetings.
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry – Whitney and Trosten-Bloom
While a bit technical and belabored, the techniques readily apply to all our processes.