Leaders have an opportunity today that has not existed before in the history of the church: to listen to those they are called to lead and serve. In accordance with the command to be “quick to listen, slow to speak”, leaders can now listen to an entire group rather than those who are simply the most vocal or strident. We call this information organizational intelligence (OI). OI offers leaders a comprehensive, three dimensional view of the church rather than a patchwork of opinions and guesses. Whether developing a vision for the church, managing a pastoral change, conducting a financial campaign, or developing a governance or staff team, leaders consistently find their work more effective and more rewarding when it includes OI.