As you know, right now families are spending more and more time together. This is definitely one of the blessings of our current reality. For many, this is a blessing and a struggle. People are trying to figure out how to work from home, how to lead from home, how to do quarantine school, and how to mix family life and work-life all at the same time.
As a way to invest in your family as well as the families that you lead, I wanted to pass along to you a FREE BOOK from Patrick Lencioni, The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family.
Yes, this is a FREE download! This is available for you to use with your staff, volunteer teams, or even your whole church.
In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.
The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family is written as a fable, using realistic and humorous characters and plotlines. Listeners will be amazed how just a little bit of structure and a few minutes of follow-through each week can make the difference between drudgery and fulfillment at home.
IN THE BOOK -
WHAT MAKES YOUR FAMILY UNIQUE?
- The answer to this question should be two or three sentences that describe how your family is different from any other family in the world. If you don’t know what differentiates your family from others, you won’t have a basis for making decisions, and you’ll try to be all things to all people.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY—RALLYING CRY—RIGHT NOW?
- Rallying Cry: The rallying cry is a single, agreed-upon top priority for your family over the next two to six months. Without a top priority, everything becomes important and you end up reacting to whatever issues seem urgent that day.
- Defining Objectives: Defining objectives are the basic categories of things you’ll have to do to achieve your rallying cry. Without identifying those categories, you’ll be left with nothing but a general statement—and no context for getting it done.
- Standard Objectives: Standard objectives are simply those regular, perennial responsibilities that a family must pay attention to in order to keep its head above water. By acknowledging these ongoing responsibilities, families will avoid being distracted from what really matters.
HOW DO YOU TALK ABOUT AND USE THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS?
- The most important thing a family has to do to keep its context alive is discuss it in regular meetings. If you answer the first two questions but don’t use those answers in daily, weekly and monthly decision-making, it will yield limited benefits. It can also be helpful to “score” your progress as demonstrated with the green, yellow, and red color key.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD -
- Free digital download of Pat’s book, The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family. Proceed to checkout and enter in the code Free9 to receive your electronic copy.
HOW TO USE THIS -
- Start a small Group
- Do a teaching series
- Staff development
- Give out a coupon code in your Easter Boxes
- Give out a coupon code in your food distribution bags
- Offer this in your next Church email as a gift