An important part of leadership is the ability to help people change–minds, hearts, and actions. Scientist, law professor, and author Ozan Varol believes that facts don’t change minds. Instead, try getting out of your “echo chamber” and working on your “empathy muscle,” he says. “In the end, it takes courage and determination to see the truth […]
Every congregational leader has had this experience: A well-presented great idea — bold, creative, innovative and missional — is met with a tsunami of resistance. This article from ChurchLeaders.com talks about the top pretexts for resistance and how to handle them.
Wise leaders know that change in a congregation can be incredibly hard, requiring amazing amounts of time and energy. But they also know that constant change is necessary and worth the expense. Here are some principles for how to lead your congregation through healthy change. From pastor.com. (Photo by Phil Whitehouse, used by Creative Commons […]
“Real change begins with the simple act of people talking to one another about what they care about,” says Margaret Wheatley. Follow this link to discover how conversation can be a catalyst for change in your context. (Photo: dearbarbie, Creative Commons)