Mastering 20 Management Buckets: Why We Must Focus First on the Results Bucket

Mastering the 20 Management Buckets: Why We Must Focus First on the Results Bucket
John Pearson, President, John Pearson Associates, Inc.
October 8, 2009

Leaders and managers have an almost impossible challenge. Conflicting leadership and management philosophies are confusing even our best people in the trenches. Management-by-Bestseller Syndrome is rampant. Information overload disables even the best time management systems. What’s going on here and why is leading a team so complex and chaotic? This very practical webinar offers new handles and solutions to old problems. Example: when your direct reports don’t know what they don’t know (usually a disaster-in-the-making), you’ll learn why the Law of Unintended Consequences kicks in instantly and what you can do about it. By focusing on the 20 critical competencies of leadership and management (the 20 buckets), you’ll create alignment and synergy as you constantly balance the big arenas of Cause, Community and Corporation (think three-legged stool). This 90-minute webinar (including 60 minutes of take-away solutions and 30 minutes of QA) will: Introduce you to an easy-to-use and easy-to-remember system for coaching and mentoring your team members in Leadership and Management 101. Confront you with the elephant on the table. The Results Bucket and why everything you do must flow out of a results-driven culture, versus a ministry-as-usual, activity-driven culture. Deliver senior management solutions for those sticky, recurring problems (the old 80/20 Rule) that keep gnawing at your ankles. Encourage you and your team members as you learn to focus on the 3 Powerful S’s (strengths, spiritual gifts, and social styles), while becoming much more intentional in leveraging your team’s competencies for Kingdom advancement. Equip you to coach and mentor your team members on the importance of speaking a common leadership and management language. John Pearson is a management consultant for nonprofit ministries and associations and is president of John Pearson Associates, Inc. ( He served 30 years as a ministry CEO, including 25 years as the CEO of three national and international associations: Willow Creek Association, Christian Management Association (now called Christian Leadership Alliance) and Christian Camp and Conference Association. He is the author of Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Nonprofit (2008) ( and the co-author of Marketing Your Ministry: 10 Critical Principles (1990).

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