Week 21

Continuity and Change

Introduction

A remarkable meeting between Rick Warren and Peter Drucker took place on January 22, 2003, after the publication of Warren’s best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life (2002). It was a period of rapid growth both for Saddleback Community Church and for other satellite purpose-driven churches inspired by Warren’s book and the program 40 Days of Purpose. Warren consulted with Drucker to explore questions of leadership development and organization structure caused by this rapid growth.

This entry describes principles involved in dealing with organization and management problems of rapid growth. These principles include the need for innovation and change; for preventing the natural tendencies of organizations ...

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