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You will not be able to finish the work, but you may not desist from it

Years ago, at the office, I was in a rant. A staff who reported to me was procrastinating on a project. It was a task that was not going to be easy to complete, but he wasn’t going to make any progress until he started- and he hadn’t started! A colleague told me I sounded like an old rabbi and led me to this quote.

You will not be able to finish the work, but you may not desist from it.  Rabbi Taphon

This saying is from a book of ancient writings called the Pirkei Avot. It helps us know that we will not solve all the problems in any given moment. It reinforces thought that we must do what we can to address the challenges we see. Sister Roeck,  our founding deaconess had a similar saying, She said, “We can’t do everything at once, but we must do something at once.”

This year, we will complete another strategic plan. We will work on another set of decisions and possibilities to address. Since the list of our possibilities is really too long, we will also decide what not to do. This series of blogs will give you some information and will ask you for some information.

Please take the opportunity.  While this blog is sent internally to KenCrest, it is also posted on our website.  All surveys which will be posted are open to the entire community.

KenCrest served over 11,00 people in 2015-2016.  Of those people, 8,893 were children from age birth to five years old.  Over 2,200 people served were adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.  We employ about 2000 staff, most are full time.  You can read about our services by clicking on this link to our annual report.

This survey has only two questions and should take you 2 minutes or less to complete.  You can choose to make your survey anonymous, or leave your contact information. We are interested your first impression.  Thank you in advance for your help with our strategic planning!

Click here to complete the survey!


January 13th, 2017 Miscellaneous
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