As I shared in my last blog, I have come to believe there is a 7th Fundamental that should be part of everyone’s organization system: cause and purpose. Without cause and purpose, the other elements of an organizational system are essentially null. Cause and purpose provide the basis by which the other fundamentals can be built. I shared in the post that there are several components that are helpful to think about when defining your cause and purpose: specifically, having a personal Mission Statement.
Stop the presses: there is a 7th Fundamental!
Thanks to the feedback several of you have given me on the last blog titled “The Interview”, which had a focus on cause and purpose, I realized something – there is a 7th Fundamental to every great organization system, and that fundamental is cause and purpose.
This is the last installment of the 6 Fundamentals of every great organization system. In prior weeks, we covered the other 5 fundamentals:
• Task List
• Intake System
• Reference System
This is our 5th installment of the 6 fundamentals of every great organization system.
Please read our prior blogs on the other 4 Fundamentals we have covered thus far:
We will take a break this week from the Fundamentals of Every Great Organization System and resume the series next week.
Years ago, John Maxwell developed leadership lessons which he distributed via CDs. One of the lessons he taught, which I have never forgotten, is about how important it is that every leader has an organization system. In that lesson, he went on to say that the average executive spends 10 years of his life “looking for stuff”.
We are in a blog series for what I call the 6 Fundamentals of every great organization system. Our last blog focused on the second fundamental of every great organization system: the task list. In this post we will discuss the third fundamental of every great organization system: The Intake System.
Our current blog series focuses on what I refer to as: “The 6 fundamentals needed for a great organization system.” The last blog focused on the first fundamental of every great organization system: the calendar. In today’s post, we will focus on the second fundamental: the task list.
The calendar the 1st fundamental of a great organization system. In our last blog we mentioned that every great organization system had 6 fundamentals. This week we explore the 1st of those fundamentals.