Why Organization's Fail

Organization failure begins at the top. Rotary did not stop growing because people were not interested in joining local Rotary clubs. The number of people joining Rotary clubs proves that. It stopped growing because its leaders assumed it was in the business of supplying humanitarian services rather than in the business of creating Rotarians; they were product oriented instead of member oriented.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

The Object of Rotary Transcends Social Action

   Rotary's history tells us that the Object of Rotary advances a timeless, generic category of thought.
   
    And there is good reason for this: Advancing the Object of Rotary has been, and still is, relevant in and to any social fabric any time and any place.  The Object of Rotary is not a call for social engineering or action.  Rotarians who embrace its category of thought convert it into family, professional, and social action.  Many, individually and collectively, apply its ideal of service locally and internationally, which is why Rotarians make the world better . . . one community at the time. 
     Until recent decades, advancing the Object of Rotary - beginning with the first - was the root of Rotary's growth.  Have inconsistent corporate practices, messaging, and goals displaced the importance of creating Rotarians who will advance the Object of Rotary?

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This Rotatorial, slightly edited, first appeared in the May, 2015 Rotary Global History Fellowship's (FGHF) monthly newsletter.

Personal note:  
I'll be enjoying Guinness, Irish whiskey, and wonderful fellowship in the Emerald Isle for a few weeks.
Let's prioritize creating Rotarians so many more who have our psychographic and behavioral characteristics can enjoy the value of being a Rotarian; 
those who make the world a better place - 
one community at the time!