Starting Well

NadellaOn his first day as the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella sent an e-mail to all employees that asked and answered several key questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Why are we here?
  • What do we do next?

So What?

Starting well is essential whether leading a multi-billion dollar business, a congregation, or a team/group/committee.   Nadella’s questions are ones that church leaders need to address.  While doing so on the first day of a new position may not always be possible, doing so early on in a new ministry is important.

  • Would you ever use Nadella’s format for communicating with a new constituency? Why or why not?
  • What is the best advice you ever received about starting well in a new leadership position?

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