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332. Re-opening Offices Will not be a Return to Normal

Over the past year the Covid-19 pandemic has altered work habits and arrangements in the market-place. Management and staff employed by non-profit Christian charities have experienced considerable dislocation in their work arrangements. These disruptions created many challenges, but human ingenuity, … (read the rest)

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328. Complexity and Communication — Continuing Board Challenges

Church boards and their leaders are encountering new internal and external challenges during this Covid-19 pandemic. Two of these are increasing complexity in decision-making and the need to increase the quality and quantity of their communication. Of course, both of … (read the rest)

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326. Church Board Chairs and Social Justice Issues.

If it has not happened yet, it will — a discussion at a board meeting about how the congregation might respond to issues of social justice. The discussion may be scheduled in the board’s agenda or not, but some board … (read the rest)

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322. Refereeing and Coaching Good Listening within your Church Board.

Church board members come to meetings with diverse levels of listening skills. These range from individuals who have never consciously considered listening to be an important skill for organizational leaders to those who have developed an excellent listening posture. Some … (read the rest)

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292. Handling the Emotional ‘Pitch’.

Many different issues appear on a church board’s agenda, but some carry with them a particular emotional nuance. This added element may arise because of the moral nature of the issue or the passion with which a group in the … (read the rest)

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