1. Hero is right I think; there may not need to be a huge number recruited to maintain the pipeline, due to the increased speed of member-development and longer average lifespan of members (can these be measured? Or at least roughly measured to find out if that's actually true or not?).
However, when making decisions, don't let your vision just encompass this semester; be thinking at least 3 years ahead. Don't want to put future babies up a creek with no paddle and a bear creeping up.
2. As such, make sure you know exactly how a 1-semester slow-down in recruitment will fit into your overall impact-expansion strategy. Keep the eye on the prize.
3. The "give meaningful work & follow up" model of development might need to be re-taught or re-emphasized to managers and leaders.
4. Start working relentlessly on constructing the structures necessary to make this work (like increasing average output from each individual member), and uniting around the vision (which we first set 1 year ago and needs to be followed up on).
5. This encompasses much more than a member-number game, and we acknowledge that, but let's also not forget that bigger probably is better.
6. MP called me condescending, but I still like him. And miss him.
7. Take the rest internal, figure it out, and blow shit up.
Thanks for the conversation. That was exciting, kinda.
Blog your take-aways or leave them in the comments, it'd be nice to have a few summary conclusions from others and for others to take with them. It's a good mental exercise as well.
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