Category Archives: leadership

Thoughts on leadership

Phrases You Should Never Use Around Church Members

We all have that painful memory of a moment when our emotions got the better of us during a moment of reactivity. As soon as we said those words we regretted them, or, if not immediately, then eventually, as the … Continue reading

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Your Mother Was Right: Life’s Not Fair

New post on the Perspectives on Congregational Leadership blog: “Your Mother Was Right: Life’s Not Fair (and sometimes you should not be).” A reflection on trying to be fair in an anxious system. Please like & share:

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What makes for an effective leadership team?

Leadership, by its nature, is an isolating enterprise. And while leadership can be a lonely state of being, too many in leadership come to believe that a leader needs to stand apart, and sometimes to stand alone. But effective leadership … Continue reading

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Fixing the Problems of Theological Education

New post on the Wabash Center’s blog for theological school deans: “Fixing the Problems of Theological Education.” Please like & share:

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On church growth and rural churches

I recently visited with a pastor of a small rural congregation (average Sunday morning attendance is between 40 to 50). He’s been at that church for ten years and enjoys pastoral ministry. He is intelligent and well-educated, with a divinity … Continue reading

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Personality type and religious leadership

Personality Type and Religious Leadership reports the result of research done by Roy M. Oswald and Otto Kroeger at the former Alban Institute. Around 1983 Oswald began using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help church professionals across denominations understand … Continue reading

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Six Challenges When Leaving Office as Dean

New post on Wabash blog for deans: “Six Challenges When Leaving Office as Dean,” http://goo.gl/CSGWNB Please like & share:

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Reflection for insight

Practicing reflection for insight on Bowen Family Systems theory at the Perspectives blog site. Please like & share:

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Ghost hunters and exorcists: Leaders and secrets in the system

Do you have ghosts in your system that go bump in the night? Thoughts on leaders as ghost hunters and exorcists at the Perspectives on Congregational Leadership blog site. Please like & share:

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Leading an anxious system: what’s a leader to do?

Thoughts on leadership in a chronically anxious system at the Perspectives on Congregational Leadership blog. Please like & share:

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