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Topic: Change

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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February 2, 2010

Prince Raney Rivers: What comes after "contemporary" worship? The return of "traditional"

The usual story is of a pastor who staunches a church’s decline by introducing “contemporary” worship. But Macedonia Baptist in Pittsburgh capped its growth with a return to “traditional.”

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May 15, 2014

The big opportunity

To build support for something new, leaders must articulate the big opportunity that could be missed unless something changes.

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In Change

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July 18, 2013

What questions are your people asking?

Aligning your answers to the questions on people’s minds has a calming and focusing effect on a change process.

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In Change

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January 24, 2013

David Lose: The risks and rewards of adaptive change

Most people want to avoid change. But the astute leader will help his team members move forward by inviting them to think not just about what will change but also why it needs to change.

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May 14, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Churches exist for clergy?
  • E. J. Dionne not quitting
  • We need a voice from heaven
  • Black pastors on Obama
  • Romney at Liberty
  • Dads the new moms?
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March 20, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Osteen the future?
  • Alban closing
  • Obamacare case
  • Easter shipping containers
  • 3 kinds of change agents
  • Kindness is good for you
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April 10, 2013

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Change isn’t optional
  • America’s youngest editor
  • Fringe NC bill & loss of identity
  • McCormick seminary head
  • CoE rejects same-sex blessing
  • Secret to success: Give
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December 4, 2012

Ecosystems of change

What an island of centenarians can teach leaders about cultivating lasting change.

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