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Topic: Practices

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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March 6, 2012

Michael Jinkins: Intellectual empathy

Intellectual empathy requires creativity and commitment.

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December 13, 2012

Making crucial conversations a priority

For the sake of your institution, you can’t afford to put off those strategic yet stressful talks. Our tips will help you find the time and handle them well.

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May 26, 2011

Nicole Havelka: The sweat is worth it

Lessons about transformation, on the yoga mat and off.

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December 12, 2013

What does the gospel taste like?

Food is part of many church gatherings. But do we ever stop and consider what our food practices communicate about our relationship with God?

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October 18, 2012

Writing like a swimmer

Olympic swimmers hone their craft through repetition and discipline. So do writing students at a Staten Island high school.

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February 26, 2013

Go slow

Trying to do more work faster? Stop. Moving slowly allows us important time to dream, make crucial connections and preserve insight.

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July 22, 2011

Imagine: "The streak"

What a father-daughter reading streak reveals about the presence of wonder in the ordinary.

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February 11, 2014

Testing our assumptions

Is what we are seeing or feeling the reality of a situation or our imagination? It is a practice of faith for Christian leaders to ask that question.

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November 27, 2012

Learning from a waiter-in-training

At a local diner, servers practice their craft through careful observation, reflection and preparation.

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