‘The Health of a relationship, team or organisation is a function of the average time lag between identifying and discussing problems. The health of our ministry, the impact of your team’s focus, the transformation in your community; depends upon how quickly and effectively a leader responds to problems, breakdowns and division.’ Joseph Grenny, GLS 2014 Main Session, ‘Crucial Conversations’
Responding to …
Tag Archive: People Management
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Lesson – Before You Start…
Is it time to go? Not so fast. This counter-intuitive element is key to the success of your mission.
Reflection – Suzy Williamson
Energy suckers. I bet there are a few people you can think of. I certainly can. Often their names are enough to make you feel depleted. These are the sort …
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Lesson – Managing at an Arm’s Length
How hands on are you? The best managers aren’t—they give their people room to do what they do best.
Reflection – Suzy Williamson
How are you at managing at arm’s length?
Is it something that comes naturally? Or do you find it a bit of a challenge?
Do you battle with the temptation …
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About this Episode
What kind of culture are you creating in your church? In this edition of Defining Moments, author and psychologist Henry Cloud joins Jim Mellado, president of the Willow Creek Association and host Nancy Beach for a hands-on leadership conversation about: • The definition of culture • Symptoms of healthy vs. unhealthy culture, and …
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Bill Hybels shares his leadership insights.
TRANSCRIPT: How Do You Lead Change?
A few years ago we had Carly Fiorina who used to be the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She was called the most powerful business woman in the world 5 years in a row by Fortune Magazine…brilliant lady. She’s become a Christian and she actually just helped me …
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Challenge five – Good leaders and followers
It seems that you can’t pick up a book on organisations and their transformation today without being led to the conclusion that leadership is the all-important factor. It is often portrayed as the ‘silver bullet’ from which all success and failure flows. There is some truth in this and …
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Challenge four – Distrusting professionalism, and professional tools
Quite rational and level headed people in the Christian world can have a high degree of distrust of professionalism and the use of professional techniques. They feel that this kind of practice ‘is not wanted here’ as it’s seen as too slick and too commercial. More fundamentally, people …
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Challenge three – Grown-up volunteering
Working with volunteers is very different from working with paid staff. Someone once said it was like the difference between a South American bolas and a set of planets around a sun. A bolas is a series of balls attached to a central point by rope, whereas planets only circle the …
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Challenge two – Relationships and accountability
It is not uncommon in churches for relationships to have great centrality. As Christians we value fellowship, we want to build community and we believe in the importance of trying to act as a family. This can give real strength to our communities, but it can also mean that relationships …
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Blog 1 in a series ‘Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today.’ Churches often face challenges, particularly in the people management area, which are not experienced by the business world or at least not experienced to the same degree. I discuss this in depth in my book ‘Beyond Nice’ and draw on …
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