How does church leadership become missional leadership? Isn’t a shame we have distinguish between the two? Depending on the polity of the church, most church leaders are elected by the congregation or selected by a nominating committee of some sort and presented to a group for ratification. The conversation often revolves around getting so-and-so more … Continue reading Missional Leadership
We don't often (enough) consider how and why leaders use power in the church. A few years back, a small church located squarely in Southern Bible Belt decided to update their hymnal. The young pastor gathered all (9) of the musical people in the church, dusted off his hymnology notes from seminary, and brought … Continue reading Power, Pride and Leadership
The other night experienced quarterback Tony Romo was interviewed before the Cowboys played the Redskins. In commenting on his development as a leader on the team, he replied that experience is the best tool for developing the decision-making skills necessary to win. He's right of course but that common bit of wisdom isn't true … Continue reading Leadership, Experience and the Intangibles
Here is a short selection of some thoughtful proverbs on pain and leadership from Dave Travis over at the Leadership Network. Although designed for pastors and educators, it's definitely applicable for all organizational leaders.
What is Relational Leadership? We sketched out a definition of Relational Leadership in our last post. Relational Leadership, simply put, is the recognition that leaders and followers are in relationship to one another. Good leaders must therefore connect with the values and motivations of followers. Ok, but what does Relational Leadership look like in the … Continue reading Relational Leadership (Part Two)
Do you serve on a board or committee? How many times have you been in a theater, or listening to a speaker, or perhaps even at church on Sunday morning, when all of a sudden someone’s cell phone goes off, usually playing Stars and Stripes and complete with the cannonade? Annoying to say the least. … Continue reading Principles of Board Ettiquette