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Competencies

Articles in this category focus on how a Christian leader can build and nurture competencies and apply them practically in ministry life.

Leading Through Crisis

Have you ever been paralyzed by a crisis? You know what you should do, but you’re caught off guard, you weren’t prepared for what is coming. Your team is looking to you for leadership, and you aren’t real sure how you’ll get through the situation. Here are five tips for successfully leading through crisis.

Russ ClineRuss Cline

Single Tasking

Smartphones are indispensable for today’s leader, yet smartphones get us off track as well. On the plus side, multitasking is phenomenally enabled by those handhelds. However, focusing on one thing for an extended period, without electronic interruption, significantly impacts our results. Leaders must learn to balance multi-tasking and single-tasking.

Corey OlynikCorey Olynik

Can I Borrow Your Glasses?

Research provided by McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index suggests that one of the most important behaviors for effective leadership is “seeking different perspectives.” Why do leaders choose to “go it alone?” What are the mental roadblocks that prevent leaders from taking advantage of the value of different perspectives?

Paul MetlerPaul Metler

The Steward Leader as Pattern Maker

Steward leaders must understand the significant impact they have on their organizational culture. To help us think about that impact, consider the concept of fractals. Fractals are complex structures that originate in simplicity. One example is a fern, which appears to be a complex structure of countless shapes and patterns that are woven together to form its intricate and beautiful leaves. Yet the entire structure can be simplified to a basic four-line pattern that is simply repeated in various directions and sizes.

Scott RodinScott Rodin