A challenge for most religious institutions is that our processes for filling leadership roles privilege those who were formed in our institutions -- not those outside, unlikely candidates more likely to lead transformative change -- writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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Varied skills, gained in a parish and the White House, work together to inform the shape of my call’s expression, writes an executive minister at The Riverside Church. A widening of the traditional understanding of the pastor’s role feels necessary as the church takes on new and unusual shapes.
Children in the WINGS for Kids afterschool program display their latest art project: butterflies.
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WINGS invests deeply in its staff with rigorous screening, intensive training and ongoing coaching. This culture of leadership has been critical to its success.
The more our vision and our imaginations are remade by resurrection, the more we should refuse to accept things as they are and insist on seeking new ways waiting to emerge, writes a Baptist pastor.
Transforming "We can’t because …" into "We can if …" offers space for creative problem solving, conversation and abundance, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In Munich, the author witnessed a daredevil slackliner performing above surfers riding a tricky wave in a downtown park. This inspired her to wonder, How could they each focus while also making room for the other?
Poet David Whyte teaches “conversational leadership” as a framework that helps organizations bring soul back into the workplace and more effectively navigate change, writes a Presbyterian pastor.
Clarifying mission is just the first step. Leaders must then align strategies with the desired impact, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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