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Servant Leadership

Fostering Creativity and Innovation

If you’ve been following our latest set of blogs, you’ll know that we are handing on some ideas from the Global Leadership Summit that we find “sticky”:  that is important to move the work of ecclesial leaders to different levels of effectiveness.  There’s one more from this year’s GLS, coming next week.  If you’ve not …

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The Church, Leaders and Mental Health

You might wonder what mental health has to do with leadership skills.  Well, mental health affects performance, and that’s what a leader is always looking to improve in his/her staff.  It not only affects the person, but others around him/her.  And what does mental health have to do with the Church and ecclesial leaders?  The …

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Masterfully Woven Virtual Gatherings

Inspired by the Art of Gathering by Priya Parker It’s happening all around us now, and maybe even with us and to us.  What?  Re-entry.  Re-gathering.  Maybe gathering for the first time.  And also, a precipitous drop, for at least some of us, in Zoom gatherings.  But this does not spell the end of the …

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Considerations about Re-entry

Last week I met a friend for lunch.  It was a perfectly pre-pandemic “normal” activity for the two of us.  We agreed to meet at a mutually favorite spot, with great Mediterranean fare (Oooh, I love falafel!) and no table service, so you can sit for a good long time and not deprive a server …

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Committing to a Clear Purpose for Your Gathering

The Second in a Series of Blogs When I first “met” Priya Parker, during a podcast interview with Dr. Brené Brown (and yes, I am still a serious Brené groupie),  she said something that may stick with me forever:  the type of gathering is not its purpose.  A staff meeting is not the purpose of …

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