Put Your Sacred Cows Out to Pasture

Put Your Sacred Cows Out to Pasture

Leadership August 24, 2015 By: Jason R. Daisey

Sacred cows—those legacy programs or services that seem near untouchable—often persist because emotion and politics prevail over facts. A big-picture, value-driven examination of a program's viability will serve you best in ensuring sacred cows don't continue to weigh down your association.

As association executives, we periodically come face to face with the sacred cows, those legacy programs or services that the organization has been doing for as long as anyone can remember....