Results First Library

Below are articles, links, and other media to assist you in identifying and creating based on the Results First mindset.

  1. Assumptions for Innovations A set of principles to use, beginning with the premise that innovation is not about what is new. It is about what is better. 
  2. Collaboration vs. C-Three. The other C words (cooperation, coordination, and communication) suggest ways to manage different units or viewpoints. Collaboration is different —seeking to create results that the individual people or groups involved could not, by themselves, achieve.  
  3. Describing Work…The Job vs. The Result. Why and how descriptions of what a person is to achieve set a very table than those that focus on their duties and activities.
  4. Energy in Organizations. A look at the scarcest resource in an organization and how to build it.
  5. Informing vs Persuading. If you seek to build awareness you are in the business of informing. If you want persons to do something with the awareness they gain, you are in the persuasion business. These pursuits are different.  
  6. Missions, Visions, Beliefs – Rekindling the Flame. Why most mission statements fall flat and sound just those of many other groups. And how to change that.
  7. Sparkplug Leaders. A description of individuals who lead change by their own example and the context of the power of a person.
  8. Strategy and Planning. A short piece on why strategy does not apply until you have a result in mind.

Tools for Non Profits

These are tools to assist nonprofits specifically in their pursuit of results first programs, meetings, team and more.

Tools for Donors and Foundations

These are tools to assist donors and community foundations with understanding and evaluating results based initiatives.