Well, it’s been awhile since I posted on Napoleon.Â We’ve had a good week of VBS as well as vacation but I’ve still been reading.Â Also some of you didn’t get the book until recently, I guess.Â Anyway, I’ve gotten into chapter 4.
Â Two things I’ve observed from chapters 2 & 3. First, in chapter 2 he talks about a compelling vision.Â One of the keys seems to be identifying the problem.Â In working on a project, identifying the problem both the proposed problem and the one seen by what Manas calls “stakeholders” is essential to being able to clearly work on a solution.Â It seems we often are guilty of fuzzy or weak thinking in regards to what clearly is the problem and discussing this with others.
Â The essential things in chapter 3 is diplomacy which seems to be mostly about communication and communicating with the right people.Â Â Anybody ever used the tools he mentions on communication?Â
Â I’d be interested in people’s comments about how this works in their situations.Â As a pastor, my greatest “stakeholder” is God.Â This is difficult at the same time because it’s easy to make my wishes God’s.Â Any thoughts?