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Cracking Your Church's Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration

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Strategies for transforming a toxic church culture

Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don't sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision. This work describes five easily identifiable
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Hardcover, 204 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Jossey-Bass (first published September 14th 2010)
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Melissa Mcginnis
Apr 15, 2012 Melissa Mcginnis rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this. Gave me a practical, concrete way to describe the feelings I had/have about current and previous cultures I've worked in. Also have seen Dr. Chand speak in person. He is a funny, insightful, and very intelligent man.
Mark
Aug 15, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The starting point for this whole book is a quote from Dick Clark - no, not the "it has a good beat, you can dance to it" Dick Clark but instead the head of Merck Pharmaceutical:

"The fact is, culture eats strategy for lunch. You can have a good strategy in place, but if you don't have the culture & the enabling systems, the [negative] culture of the organization will defeat the strategy."


Dr. Chand takes that conceptual idea and expands it into a multifaceted examination of how churches work
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Mark
Feb 02, 2011 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The starting point for this whole book is a quote from Dick Clark - no, not the "it has a good beat, you can dance to it" Dick Clark but instead the head of Merck Pharmaceutical:

"The fact is, culture eats strategy for lunch. You can have a good strategy in place, but if you don't have the culture & the enabling systems, the [negative] culture of the organization will defeat the strategy."


Dr. Chand takes that conceptual idea and expands it into a multifaceted examination of how churches work
...more
Dale Critchley
Feb 05, 2014 Dale Critchley rated it liked it
For churches with a fairly large leadership team or one with some kind of board/Council system, this is a great book. It's high-performance fuel to get the leadership team aligned and running in top shape. But our team is small, tight, and running fine. I was hoping for a book on changing the culture of the congregation as a whole, but the concepts within don't translate well to the whole group, so we continue to struggle with a culture that's thinking in one direction and a leadership team that ...more
Steve Johnson
Jun 30, 2011 Steve Johnson rated it liked it
The first half is really good. The second half is ok. My guess is the more practical minded soul will like the second half more than I did.
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