When times get tight for an organization one of the first orders of business is to go through the budget with a fine-tooth comb to find out what's absolutely required, what's important but can wait a bit, what can be put off 'till later, what are frills that needs to go, and sometimes "why on... Continue Reading →
Despite my best efforts to keep track of all things LCC that could be of interest to the general public, I managed to miss this. This isn't surprising since LCC doesn't provide a (obvious) way to get ongoing update emails - you have to go to their website and manually check to see what's happened... Continue Reading →
The Canadian Lutheran reports that SP Bugbee has issued his last official communication as LCC President. You can read the Canadian Lutheran article here and a PDF of President Bugbee's full letter here.
Among the various tools I have at my disposal is a bit of analytics on the number of visits the blog gets, how people get here, counts on each article that's read, and the like. One recent development I've noticed is people using various search engines to find this blog after I've posted an article. For... Continue Reading →
I'd like to thank the correspondent that wrote in to argue that "There is no requirement within the Statutory Bylaws to the effect a regional pastor must - or can only be selected at convention." In my efforts to be factually accurate and provide a complete picture of what's going on, I took a closer... Continue Reading →
A reader of this blog submitted a note that purported to address the concerns I had raised in Restructuring: Emergency Stop. I'm quoting the author's material as written, though I've re-arranged the content a bit for clarity. Per my correspondence policy the identity of the author will remain confidential. It would be impractical if the BOD... Continue Reading →
When executing a restructuring of the size and scope as LCC's there are lots of moving parts that have to be kept in alignment in order to ensure a smooth transition that maintains an uninterrupted provision of services. What happens, though, when the as written documents don't support that goal and in fact prevent the... Continue Reading →
If there's one thing I absolutely hate, it's housecleaning. It's not exactly a gift God's given me and regardless of how hard I work the house always becomes a mess again. And finally, the worst of it all was - it would be my fault alone. Things weren't always that way - back when I... Continue Reading →