There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven…
A time to plant and a time to uproot. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 2b
My current leadership responsibilities include helping the organization I lead to take stock of how it is doing in light of the current reality. To do that, we are closely examining our programs and people.
I’ve been thinking about what is important and what isn’t important in the life of the organization I lead. I’m challenging the organization with the questions found in Peter Drucker’s small yet powerful read, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Here are the 5 questions:
- What is our mission?
- Who is our customer?
- What does the customer value?
- What are our results?
- What is our plan?
The questions get to the heart of what is most important. Not a bad thing to examine, both in organizations and in our personal life.
Answering the questions lead us to make some decisions about what to uproot and what to plant. They help us move forward in why we are here.
The beauty of the questions is that they also apply to our personal relationships. Our mission in life is to be as loving as possible.
Our “customer” is our friends and family.
Our friends and family value time with us, laughing, having fun, and sharing great experiences.
The result is ever deepening and more meaningful relationships.
So what is your plan to build the relationship with those who love you most?
Loss of relationships can come swiftly and unexpectedly. All the success in business can’t make up for the time we lost with those we love most.
Build relationships and the rest will take care of itself.