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A church board with which I am connected is considering some changes to its structure and functions. At this point it is constituted as an “elders board” and one of the questions raised in these discussions focused on the issue … (read the rest)
In his book “The Advantage” Patrick Lencioni argues that organizational sustainability and advancement only occur when the leadership gives consistent, focused attention to improving organizational health. In the congregational context church boards, which include the lead pastor, carry the responsibility … (read the rest)
Congregations as human systems develop their own ‘ecologies’. Such systems demonstrate complexity because they are communities that possess many different kinds of relationships. The longer the system exists, the greater the complexity because ‘tradition’ accumulates and varied expectations become operative. … (read the rest)
How long has it been since your church board has examined how it goes about doing its work? Five years? Ten years? Never? Perhaps it is time for a serious review. How much has your congregation changed in that period … (read the rest)
A number of years ago D. Ulrich, J. Zenger, and N. Smallwood published “Results-Based Leadership” (Harvard Business School Press, 1999). Their thesis is quite simple. Leadership studies were focusing on various, important elements of leadership such as competencies, character, and … (read the rest)