Are you and alumni/ae of Trinity
For how many years (or months) have you worked at TWU?
Outside of Work -- what brings you joy?
Kindly tell me a bit about your family?
What Church do you attend?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
If you had to identify a single book or author that has had the greatest influence on your walk with Christ?
What are your top two "eulogy virtues" -- things that you hope people will be able to say about you when you have gone to be with the Lord?
TWU QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PAST
How has TWU performed in the past? How do people at TWO think it has performed?
How were goals set? Were they insufficiently or overly ambitious?
Were internal or external benchmarks used?
What measures were employed? What behaviors did they encourage and discourage?
If performance has been good, why has that been the cause?
What have been the relative contributions of strategy, structure, systems, talent bases, culture, and politics?
If performance has been poor, why has that been the case? Do the primary issues reside in TWU's strategy? Its structure? Its technical capabilities? Its culture? Its politics?
What efforts have been made to change TWU? What happened?
Who has been instrumental in shaping TWU?
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENT
What is the stated vision and strategy?
Is the TWU really pursuing that strategy? If not, why not? If so, will the strategy take TWU where it needs to go?
Who is capable, and who is not?
Who is trustworthy, and who is not?
Who has influence, and why?
What are the key processes?
Are they performing acceptably in quality, reliability, and timeliness? If not, why not?
What lurking surprises could detonate and push Mark offtrack?
What potentially damaging cultural and political missteps must Mark avoid?
In what areas (people, relationships, processes, or products) can Mark achieve some early wins?
In the interest of helping Mark begin well, who should Mark meet in the first 30 days?
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE
In what area(s) is TWU most likely to face stiff challenges in the coming year? What can be done now to prepare for them?
What are the most promising unexploited opportunities? What would need to happen to realize their potential?
What are the most formidable barriers to making needed changes? Are they technical? Cultural? Political?
Are there islands of excellence or other high-quality resources that we can better leverage?
What new capabilities need to be developed or acquired?
Which elements of the TWU culture must be preserved?
Which elements of TWU's culture needs to change?
What is your greatest hope / prayer for TWU over the next decade?
Any final words of wisdom, caution, encouragement for Mark?
Thank you so much for participating. I am looking forward to seeing you in late April/Early May