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363GLS – How Do You Lead Change? – Bill Hybels

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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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 5

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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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 4

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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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 3

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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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 2

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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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 1

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 7: The Reprimand – John Truscott

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This blog, the final one in this series, is a partner for No. 6 on encouragement. So I am still talking about 24/7 review.
I have seen it said, quite correctly, that bad management is to be criticised but never thanked. I would add that it is just as bad to be thanked but never criticised.
The …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 6: The Encouragement – John Truscott

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Last time we looked at specific review points, from a weekly meeting to the annual or six-monthly setting of aims and targets. But line management should be seen as a continuous process 24/7. It’s an ongoing relationship.
Let’s recap. I’ve noted that your attitude needs to be one of developing the worker to be the best …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 5: The Review – John Truscott

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“Ah,” you say, “the dreaded annual appraisal”. To confirm your feelings, watch this clip (ignore the non-appraisal bit!):
And that’s what appraisal is all about for many line managers, with Christians being little different. Sad.
So let’s start again. I’ll avoid the A word and use the broader R one, Review. Here are four key points.

Review is …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott

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This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy!
Personal aims
You …

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