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Topic: Practices

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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March 25, 2010

James K.A. Smith: Practice Overload? A Response to Willimon

The early Willimon was more right about practices than the late Willimon.

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March 5, 2013

The grace in how often Sunday comes around

We only get good at something when we practice it -- a lot. Are our organizations set up to encourage learning on the job?

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February 20, 2012

Discuss: 10,000 hour rule

How long does it take to be good at something? Malcolm Gladwell thinks 10,000 hours.

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December 7, 2012

Practices that sustain Christian community

Ethicist Christine Pohl names four for Christian institutions that want their corporate lives to reflect the very nature of God.

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April 9, 2010

Scott Benhase: Does Christianity mandate practices?

Being faithful is more than just going to church and trying to live a good life.

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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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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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