Renewing the Reformed Church in America depends in large part on developing the denominational staff, says the director of transformational engagement.
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To cultivate trust, leaders must contribute to a sense of safety, commit themselves to listening, empower others to act, learn from their mistakes, and promise only what they can deliver, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Reclaim your humanity, says the journalist and author of a book on the lost art of conversation. Put away the smartphone and have a conversation with someone, face-to-face, on matters small and large.
Christian leaders spend their workdays asking questions, but few are trained in how to ask good ones. Good questions are powerful tools for building relationships, assessing needs, creating an atmosphere of inquiry and imagination, and charting a way forward.
Leading change requires understanding a community’s system for relating and behaving -- and understanding your own family system, too.
It’s popular to romanticize networks over against hierarchies. But thinking of the two together invites Christian institutional leaders into a more life-giving and sustainable vision.
The author grew up fly fishing -- practicing a craft and art that taught him to move delicately and swiftly, explore the surface and the depths, and untangle knots from both ends.
Shifting direction can be exhausting. The key to a wise pivot is keeping one foot firmly planted on the ground -- remembering your mission and values -- writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Laura Everett talks to airline executive Marty St. George about the importance -- and practice -- of instilling shared values across an organization.
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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