Don’t Outsource Core Competencies

When Zappos (an online shoe store) was in its early years they were struggling to figure out how best to run a warehouse and ship orders and they decided to have another company do it for them.  It didn’t go well as the company they hired didn’t meet their standards.  What did they learn?  Don’t outsource your core competencies.  It’s one thing to hire someone to do tasks peripheral to your mission, but you need to do for yourself what’s most critical.

How does that apply to your life?  Your business?  And for those of us who are church planters: What are the things your church is, or should be, or needs to be, best at?  And when you think about staffing, budgeting, and all that jazz – are you making sure you don’t outsource your core competencies?

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