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

The Learning Organization

A river will curve with twists and turns in its path to the ocean seemingly without reason. Unlike a river, an organization should plan its curves and turns. Organizational theory tells you that the time for transition (or curving) is … always. Because if you wait until it starts to happen, you are too late. By the time you go through [...]

Peter OchsPeter Ochs

Great Leaders Are Great Observers

This is Part 1 in a series on Listening Over my life, I’ve been fortunate to work with many leaders who are older and wiser.  Sometimes when people have that much experience, they’re tempted to be “advice dispensers” – to always need to educate, direct, and caution everyone around them. But many of the leaders I’ve […]

Adrian PeiAdrian Pei

Are You a Good Listener?

Few things are as spiritually and emotionally comforting as spending time with a good listener. Sadly, I can count on one hand those in my life who qualify as good listeners. They’re few and far between – diamonds in the rough to be cherished when discovered. Thankfully, there is no natural talent needed to be […]

Stephen VaughnStephen Vaughn

Follow to Lead

We know how important leadership is. Leaders provide role models and establish the level of trust. We have rightly focused on leader development. But leadership is not a person; it’s a relationship between people. If we only focus on the leader, we are in danger of under-estimating the importance of being a good follower. We […]

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