Good administration provides predictability -- a clear purpose and guardrails that mark the outer limits of what is permissible -- while also empowering employees to choose a path or suggest a new trail, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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How can we identify and equip lay and ordained leaders for future roles in Christian organizations and institutions? Are we willing to even discuss succession planning?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Harriet Ziegenhals was an organist, singer, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and the founder-director of the Community Renewal Chorus, part of a faith-based Chicago mission agency that advocates for social and economic justice. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ziegenhals
Years of watching her mother direct a chorus taught the author that leading a diverse community requires radical acceptance of all people, careful listening and a clear vision.
Effective leaders help givers avoid burnout and create institutional cultures where seeking help is the norm, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Kris Jenkins cuts down the net after the NCAA championship game. Photo courtesy of Villanova University
Was Villanova’s Kris Jenkins lucky in hitting the winning shot in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game? Or was that moment the culmination of years of practice, study and teamwork?