To be a boss, I don’t have to know where we’re going. I just have to be the person that leads the search. Jad Abumrad – RadioLab founder I find great comfort in this quote. As much as I dislike the word “boss” when it comes in reference to me, I am a leader who is… Read More Having a vision? Finding a vision!
A religion that is not contagious is not genuine. Elton Trueblood from “Your Other Vocation” I am not sure I agree with Trueblood for I’ve seen movements that were contagious built on pretenses. But on the other hand it gives me hope because I feel being genuine is something within reach for all people including… Read More Be yourself.
The focus of pastoral leadership is so consistently on the people, in fact, that the spiritual condition of the flock is the only real measure of a leader’s success. Christopher Beeley from Leading God’s People Notice that the focus of pastoral leadership isn’t growing a church. It isn’t leading a great program. Pastoral leadership isn’t… Read More Deep leads to Wide
Ideology is the glue that holds decentralized organizations together. The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations I don’t fully agree with the above quote from one of my favorite books on organization leadership. Actually, I think it stops one station short of the destination. One of the questions we face in… Read More Ideology put into practice creates a uniting force
Much has been made of trust and its importance for relationships, leadership, and effectiveness. But how does it happen? What are the actions that lead to the deepening of faith and, in contrast, what do we do to tear down trust? I found a good starting point in the book Trillion Dollar Coach which is… Read More The Guts of Trust