Category Archives: personal growth

On personal growth and development.

A Family Genogram Workbook: Tenth printing!

We have just received the delivery of the tenth printing of A Family Genogram Workbook by Galindo, Boomer, and Reagan. We’re pleased with its success (and its steady sales!). We have a few on hand that qualify for discounts, so … Continue reading

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The persistant power of the past

Lately I’ve had occasion to appreciate again the power of the past to influence the present. What is amazing to me is how much that influence operates below people’s awareness, and how powerful that influence is on systemic homeostasis and … Continue reading

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Authentic Spirituality

A review of Barry Callen’s book, Authentic Spirituality, at the Along the Journey blogsite. “… beyond dead orthodoxy to the authentic Christian faith of the heart…” 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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11 Leadership Secrets of Effective Deans

Eleven leadership secrets of effective deans at the Wabash Center blog for theological school deans (with apologies to August Turak). Please like & share:

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Rick asks about differentiation and finding a mate

Rick has been asking systems questions again lately. It may be time to start another compilation… < > This is an intriguing topic. I’m not sure that it is always interpreted correctly. As with many concepts in Bowen Systems Theory, … Continue reading

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Winter issue of Leadership in Ministry newsletter

The Winter 2010 issue of the Leadership in Ministry Workshops newsletter. Please like & share:

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Utterly shameless self-promotion

The new book, Perspectives on Congregational Leadership: Applying systems thinking for effective leadership has just been released. In sociology the term “positive deviance” identifies the behaviors that bring about effectiveness and success in those situations where something that should not … Continue reading

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Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Church Staff, No. 10

We continue the “Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Church Staff” to avoid for those pastoral leaders who want to keep and develop quality staff ministry colleagues, (For those pastors who want to get rid of troubling church staff, then … Continue reading

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Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Church Staff, No. 9

We continue the “Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Church Staff” to avoid for those pastoral leaders who want to keep and develop quality staff ministry colleagues, (For those pastors who want to get rid of troubling church staff, then … Continue reading

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