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Churches, organizations and businesses today have policies and rules from here to the moon and back. The rules are endless, telling employees, students, volunteers and pastoral staff how to act, react, interact and more. Originally these were meant to give direction and guidelines that support the mission of the organization. At one time all of these policies and rules were probably beneficial. But anymore, many are excessive and are hindering organizations, without leadership even realizing it.

They could be the secret creativity killer even in your church.

Here’s why:

Potentially unneeded and excessive policies contribute to the control factor. Under strict control, people often do less and aren’t willing to try new things. They stick with what works, doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This makes people operate more out of fear, than out of willingness to contribute. Instead of offering brand new, innovative ideas, they timidly offer simple, plain, ordinary input, because they know it’s safe. Any leader that desires to make a difference cringes at the thought of having a “safe” organization. Additionally, morale drops. People begin to feel unhappy…

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How to Make Your Ideas Work -, businesses, churches and individuals come up with new ideas all the time, yet many of these ideas never come to completion. Why? Are they simply bad ideas? Some of them, maybe. But the real problem lies within how the ideas are developed. The reality is: We are going about idea development all wrong.

In order to give an idea or plan optimal conditions for likely success, you need to get the idea out your head and transform it into a sensory experience. This is where most of us go wrong in the idea development process. We want to go straight from thought to idea completion, not realizing that for our ideas to beat the odds, a creative sensory experience needs to take place. When we can see, hear, and feel something, it becomes real and believable, more than just a figment of imagination. This exponentially increases the likelihood of success.

How to transform an idea into a sensory creative experience:

1.) Write it.
When you write out your ideas, it forces you to put your thoughts into words. This…

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