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Topic: Change

August 6, 2013

Questions to guide organizational change during tough economic times

Sometimes institutional leaders are focused on survival. These questions can help shift thinking toward thriving, even in a climate of scarcity.

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March 7, 2013

A good goodbye

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby left a legacy in the Diocese of Durham (UK) of congregants committed to change for the good of the community and the church.

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July 23, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Guns & religion
  • Religious tolerance book
  • Change for Church of Wales
  • Colleges' unsustainable path
  • Atheist inroads
  • Hyphenated name pile-up
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April 29, 2014

Navigating institutional inflection points

Leaders can make the most of those moments when the curve of an institution’s life shifts or changes. These are moments to shed worn-out patterns and establish new trajectories.

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In Change

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July 11, 2013

Three keys to making dramatic changes

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently adopted a new governance structure with no dissent. How did the denomination do that?

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In Change

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January 10, 2013

David Lose: It's time to think differently

The baseball movie “Moneyball” illustrates that the first step to reimagining church is to accurately identify why today’s congregations are struggling. Hint: It’s not declining attendance or giving.

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November 30, 2011

Scott Benhase: Teaching dissatisfaction

Sometimes leaders have to help people learn to be dissatisfied with how things are.

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November 1, 2013

Friday's News & Ideas

  • No to prepackaged strategies
  • Navajos & Mormon
  • New life for Day of the Dead
  • Prayers at government meetings?
  • Bobby, the religious Kennedy
  • Power of patience
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March 11, 2013

Positive deviance and thriving communities

Why should you pay attention to the outliers in your organization who are thriving despite few resources? The story of a Vietnamese village shows why paying attention to positive deviants can create lasting change, even in seemingly impossible situations.

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November 15, 2012

When resilience isn't enough

Sometimes small changes don’t protect a city or an institution from a storm. How do Christian leaders know when it’s time for sweeping change?

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In Change | Hope

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